Bengal Club to felicitate former footballers
Mumbai: Bengal Club, established in 1922 and occupying the northern end of the city`s cricket nursery of Shivaji Park in Dadar, is to felicitate four former football players of Mumbai on August 21.
Two-time Olympian S S `Babu` Narayan, former national captain Gordrey Pereira, striker Bernard Pereira and Bimal Ghosh, the long-time former coach of Air India, were to be honoured by the club, it was announced at a press conference.
The club, which started a sports academy last year to impart training to youngsters in football, cricket, tennis, badminton and table tennis, will honour the quartet on the final day of the six-day J C Maitra and J C Bhattacharjee Memorial Inter School Under-16 football tournament, said club president Utpal K Mukhopadhyay.
The club`s future plans include a total refurbishment of its premises to conduct regular competitions in various sports, said its sports secretary P K Rakshit.