Kolkata, Dec 20: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated Atletico de Kolkata for winning the maiden Indian Super League beating Kerala Blusters 1-0 in the final match played at DY Patil Stadium on Saturday. [Athletico de Kolkata win inaugural ISL edition]
Banerjee, soon after Atletico win, posted on her Facebook wall, "My heartiest congratulations to Atletico de Kolkata for winning the first-ever ISL tournament held in India." "Congratulations and best wishes to the organisers, players and all members of the team for this great success," she said. [ISL 2014: Full list of award winners]
Hailing the tournament for popularising Indian soccer the chief minister also wrote: "ISL as a sporting event popularising Indian football and taking it the grass root level will be a great morale booster for football lovers in Bengal and beyond. Congratulations again!"
"Let's all celebrate the victory of Atletico de Kolkata in a befitting manner. My best wishes to everyone," her congratulatory message posted on her Facebook wall read. Mohammad Rafique scored the most-important goal in the closing minutes helping Atletico de Kolkata emerge triumphant of the tourney.