Ronaldinho will be on his way to India soon to attend the opening ceremony of a tournament named Nagjee Cup.
It’s a very old tournament, but, had stopped getting organized from 1996 for some reason.
Now, after a gap of almost two decades, it is coming to the picture again and it will be the legend himself, the great Ronaldinho, inaugurating it.
There will be 8 teams, from different parts of the world, participating in Nagjee Cup 2016.
Two groups of 4 teams have been constituted and each team will have to play three games.
The teams holding the first and the second positions in the groups, at the end of the group phase, will make the Round of 4.
The EMS Stadium in Kozhikode, Kerala will be the hosting venue of all the games.
P Haridas, the head of the organizing committee of the tournament, said that he was pretty pleased and privileged to have Ronaldinho come to India for the inauguration function.
In the words of Haridas, “Nagjee Cup has a great history attached to it. A lot of big names have taken part in it in the years gone by.”
“To get it inaugurated at the hands of Ronaldinho, it couldn’t have been better than this.”
“We all know what a legend Ronaldinho is. He has inspired and is a role model for many of the young players in India.”
“I thank him on behalf of all the Indian Football fans for agreeing to come. We will be really, really privileged to host him in our country.”
Ronaldinho has been to India once before.
But, Football was not the reason behind his visit to the country at that time.
It was a promotional visit four years back in 2012.