Sourav Ganguly to clash against Diego Maradona on 9th of October
Match to be held at Aditya School of Sports Stadium, North 24 Parganas
Two of the greatest stars ever produced by their respective sport, Sourav Ganguly and Diego Maradona are all set to lock horns against each other in a charity match named ‘Match for unity’ on October 9. The organizers confirmed the event involving the Argentine legend taking part in a team scheduled to take on Dada’s side.
The Diego vs Dada Match for unity is to be held at the Aditya School of Sports stadium, Kadambagachi, Taki Road, North 24 Parganas. The Argentine legend was supposed to arrive the third week of September at first but his trip to India got postponed to the second of October.
“We would like to confirm that the Match for Unity (Diego vs Dada) is to be held at Aditya School of Sports Stadium, Kadambagachi, Taki Road, North 24 Parganas on the 09th of October 2017 at 2.30pm,” read the statement from the organizers according to News18.
“After much effort and an unforeseen change of date due to pressing obligations on Diego Maradona’s part we are delighted to announce that we have obtained all the necessary permissions and clearances necessary for the occasion,” further stated the organizers. Sourav Ganguly also owns a team in the Indian Super League by the name of Athletico de Kolkata.
Not the first time an Argentine legend stepped his foot in Bengal
The captain of the Argentina side during their World Cup win in 1986 took to Facebook to intimate about the rescheduling and that he would be available for the 8th of October. India also hosts the U-17 Fifa World Cup parallelly. The Salt Lake Stadium would be hosting England versus Chile at first, followed by Iraq and Mexico.
Then the 1986 FIFA World Cup hero wrote on his Facebook page that he will have to reschedule his visit to October 8, the day the U-17 World Cup gets underway in the city with. Just a few years back, the likes of Lionel Messi, Higuain, Mascherano and many other prominent International stars from Argentina played a friendly against Venezuela in a friendly match on the hallowed turf of the Salt Lake Stadium.