The online AFC Grassroot Festival organised by Gokulam Kerala FC got a superb response as about 100 kids took part in the webinar on Sunday.
The kids got an opportunity to interact with chief guest IM Vijayan as he patiently answered all the queries during the two-hour-long festival.
“It is great to see Gokulam Kerala FC conducting such workshops during lockdown. Football will comeback strongly after this pandemic,” said the legendary footballer in the grassroot festival.
He also replied to an array of questions such as his memorable match and his life as a professional footballer.
“Though I have several memorable matches, I still relive the Scissors Cup held in Kozhikode. The Scissor’s Cut goal I scored in the match against Peerless FC is something special for me,” he reminisced during the interaction.
He also gave several suggestions for the kids on the questions about how to become a professional footballer.
The AFC Grassroot Festival was also attended by GKFC coaches, who spoke on different aspects of the sport. While Matt Ward from UK asked the kids to dream and work towards their goal, Simone Quintieri showed football skills to the kids. The other foreign coaches, who took part in the grassroot festival along with GKFC academy coaches, were Leigh Robinson (UK), and James Mcaloon (UK).
GKFC fitness trainer Djair Miranda Garcia, CEO Ashok Kumar, and Technical Director Bino George also were present in the online festival.