Pele graces ISL match at Salt lake
It was another historic occasion at the gigantic Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Salt lake as the ‘King of football’ Pele sat through the Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC’s ISL match here on Tuesday.
The crowd too turned up in large numbers as the official count stood at 61,237 and the three-time World Cup winner was seen enjoying the competition. He also exchanged pleasantries with Founder & Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited, the promoters of the ISL, as the duo were also seen clicking ‘selfies’ sitting in the hospitality box.
“I think it’s a big honour and privilege for all of us that Mr Pele is right here with us.
It’s like a dream come true for all football lovers across India. I’m waiting to be with him and watch this match from this historic stadium in Kolkata,” an excited Ambani said ahead of the match.
With the defending champions ATK taking a sixth-minute lead through an Arata Izumi strike, Pele was seen fully enjoying the match and cheering from the hospitality box.