Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated Atletico de Kolkata for winning the maiden Indian Super League beating Kerala Blasters 1-0 in the final match played at DY Patil Stadium today.
Banerjee, soon after Atletico win, posted on her Facebook wall, "My heartiest congratulations to Atletico de Kolkata for winning the first-ever ISL tournament held in India."
"Congratulations and best wishes to the organisers, players and all members of the team for this great success," she said.
Hailing the tournament for popularising Indian soccer the chief minister also wrote: "ISL as a sporting event popularising Indian football and taking it the grass root level will be a great morale booster for football lovers in Bengal and beyond. Congratulations again!"
"Let's all celebrate the victory of Atletico de Kolkata in a befitting manner. My best wishes to everyone," her congratulatory message posted on her Facebook wall read.
Mohammad Rafique scored the most-important goal in the closing minutes helping Atletico de Kolkata emerge triumphant of the tourney.