Kolkata: At last the wait is over. Legendary Argentine footballer Diego Armando Maradona will reach Kolkata in the evening on Sunday. This will be the second time that, the ‘Football God’ will pay a visit to the City of Joy. He last came to Kolkata in the month of December back on 2008.
Maradona’s visit was originally scheduled on September 19 (during Mahalaya) before being postponed to October 2 and then deferred till October 8. Later he again shifted the date to November and finally in another video message he said that he will come to Kolkata in December. Maradona has kept his words and will reach to Kolkata tomorrow at 7pm. The next day he will spend some time with the cancer affected patients at the Shreebhumi Sprting Club. A statue of Maradona will be placed there in a few months thanks to a great initiative by local MLA Shree Sujeet Bose and Maradona himself will lay the foundation stone of his statue on Monday. After that he will pay a visit to a programme which has been arranged his sponsors. Later in the evening a gala dinner has been arranged in his honour. A programme named ‘Hall of Fame’ will take place there too.
The football lovers will see the highly anticipated ‘Diego vs Dada’ match on Tuesday. Last time when Maradona paid a visit to the City of Joy, he didn’t play any match during that time. Though, it is still unclear whether he can play the full match as he had undergone a shoulder surgery a few days back. On the other hand a lot of celebrities won’t be available to play the match due to changes of the schedule.