Gangtok, 02 Aug:
Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia was felicitated by the East Bengal Club during the club’s centenary year celebrations on Thursday at Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata. Bhaichung was feted as the Club’s “biggest find of the century.”
“I attribute all that I have achieved in football to East Bengal. This is the club that recognised my abilities as a 16-year-old and introduced me to top-level football,” a clearly touched Bhaichung was quoted as saying in media reports.
The current Indian national team captain, Sunil Chhetri, who represented East Bengal in 2008, was also felicitated by the club yesterday.
The biggest congregation of legends happened after this as Shyam Thapa, Surajit Sengupta, Mohammad Habib and Subhash Bhowmick joined at the podium to honour PK Banerjee who was named the coach of the century.