Bengal company to organise Oliver Kahn’s farewell match

April 28th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by admin  


Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata-based real estate major Bengal Peerless Housing Development Company Limited (BPHDCL) has bagged the rights to organise an exhibition match between German side FC Bayern Munich and local side Mohan Bagan May 27 here. The match is being touted as German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn’s final match. The All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) Monday gave the rights to BPHDCL for hosting the match at Salt Lake Stadium here. The match is Bayern’s last post-season tour of Asia match. The renowned German goalkeeper Kahn is scheduled to bid adieu to professional football after this match.

Soon after getting the nod to host the match, BPHDCL has appointed Percept D’Mark (PDM) India, an event management company, to handle the ground affairs.

“We are privileged to partner with the AIFF to bring the FC Bayern Munich team for the first time in India to play with Mohun Bagan, one of the oldest teams in India,” said Kumar Shankar Bagchi, managing director of BPHDCL.

AIFF secretary Utpal Ganguli added: “We consider it to be an honour for AIFF to be a part of the farewell football match of Oliver Kahn to be held in Kolkata. We really look forward to make this match one of the biggest matches ever played in the entire football history.”

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