The All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) on Friday introduced seven-day mourning to recollect the life and achievements of Brazilian soccer legend Pele, who handed away on December 29, 2022.
“We’re deeply saddened by the demise of footballing nice Pele, and to recollect his achievements, we’ll observe a seven-day mourning. On this interval, the AIFF flag will fly at half-mast,” stated Shaji Prabhakaran, AIFF Secretary Basic, in an announcement.
Pele was a cherished determine world over, and India was no totally different. The Brazilian has loved an extended affiliation with the nation, along with his first journey to India courting again to 1977.
On the time, he was taking part in for the New York Cosmos staff and performed a pleasant in opposition to Mohun Bagan, one of many nation’s oldest and hottest soccer golf equipment in Kolkata. The match ended 2-2.
“India is blessed that Pele has visited us on so many events, the final time being in 2018. All of us stay grateful to him for these go to.”
“He all the time needed Indian Soccer to develop and develop and have a vibrant future. He was somebody who had impressed like no one else within the sport,” he added.