Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has confirmed his go to to the town forward of the Durga Puja competition.
For the previous Ballon d’Or winner, this would be the maiden go to to the football-crazy metropolis that has hosted many legends of the world sport, together with Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi.
“Hello Everybody, I will be doing my maiden trip to Kolkata this mid-October,” the 43-year-old posted on his official Facebook web page. “I know Kolkata has a huge number of Brazil fans and I am very excited to meet them,” he added.
He would additionally meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and “gift her a jersey”. He additional acknowledged that he wish to “learn cricket” from metropolis’s icon Sourav Ganguly.
“I know cricket is very popular and this time I want to learn cricket from Bengal’s ‘Dada’. I would also interact with sponsors and many felicitation programs and promote the beautiful game. Let the Samba Magic begin this Durga Puja… Ami tomader bhalo bhashi (I love you all),” he added.
The Brazilian is anticipated to reach on October 16 and will likely be within the metropolis for 2 days earlier than heading to Dhaka, an official aware about the event advised PTI.
Besides enjoying a charity soccer match, the 2002 World Cup winner will work together with trainees in a soccer academy and also will unveil Durga Puja pandals throughout the town.