FC Goa players interact with Sharada Mandir school students
Panaji : Going beyond their professional duties, the players of Goa FC today interacted with children of the Sharada Mandir school in the state.
FC Goa stars including marquee player Lucio attended the interaction. The players were welcomed by the team’s co-owner Dattaraj Salgaokar, CEO Sukvindhar Singh and the school officials.
Players including Leo Moura and Gregory Arnolin clicked few selfies with the school kids. FC Goa slogans and anthems were sung by the pupils.
Salgaocar said, “I want to thank our students from Sharada Mandir School for showing so much love affection and support towards the club. Last year we visited the school but we were on the bottom of the table this year however we are on the top and it’s all thanks to your support.
“I want to thank Zico for being here with us. Just as we need to work hard as a team to win the trophy we need to take those same lessons and apply it to our lives as well in our studies and our duties.”
FC Goa head coach Zico said,” My last visit here was one of the most memorable and touching experiences for me since I came here after a loss in the semi-finals. I hope I can make our team perform better this year and we can bring more joy and happiness to this school and state.
“I always make it a point to remind my players about the expectations and prayers that people and our supporters give us. And as a result I promise that this year we will give our best in training and on the pitch and get the trophy to Goa”.
Under-17 football players of the school were felicitated on the occasion.
Gregory Arnolin said, “In order to become a good footballer you have to work hard in school. I have a home here. Thank you for your support. We will try our best to win the final. I thank all the support staff, medical staff and all the players for their hard work.
Sukhvinder Singh, CEO of FC Goa said, “When I first realised that I was appointed as CEO of FC Goa I was so thrilled to meet the likes of Zico and other legends from the team”.
“It’s interesting how football as a sport teaches us so much about life, winning and losing being part of it.” he added.
At present FC Goa is at the top of the table in the India Super League (ISL) with 10 points in the kitty.