KOLKATA, Sept 25: Brazilian football legend Pele today said that he is looking forward to witness Atletico de Kolkata�s first home match of the ISL season two against Kerala Blasters on October 13.
Signing off a video message with ATK�s catchline �Fatafati Football� (fantastic football), the three-time World Cup winner has confirmed his visit to India.
�Hello, I am very happy to attend the Atletico de Kolkata first home match. I look forward to visit the Saltlake Stadium and meeting the players and the fans. Fatafati Football,� Pele said in a video message.
ATK co-owner Goenka said there would be a series of activities with the 74-year-old, who will return to Kolkata 38 years, and the team would also host a private lunch for Pele.
�He�ll be here for two days and there will be a series of activities with him. There�s going to be a very select, very special and very small private lunch with him. You will see him on more than one occasion.
�Pele will be here for our first home match and he will sit through the entire 90-minute duration to cheer ATK. He�s going to spend time on the pitch,� Goenka added.
In a statement, ATK also mentioned that Pele would interact with the media on October 12, the first day of his two-day visit to the country.
The FIFA Player of the Century in 2000, Pele last came to India on September 24, 1977 as his team New York Cosmos played out a 2-2 draw against Kolkata heavyweights Mohun Bagan at Eden Gardens. � PTI