Ronaldinho departs from Premier Futsal; Cafu replaces him at Goa

Ronaldinho departs from Premier Futsal; Cafu replaces him at Goa

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The Goa franchise star Ronaldinho has expressed his regret at having to leave Premier Futsal ahead of the Goa leg of the tournament beginning July 19. The franchise has, however, replaced Ronaldinho with Brazilian legend Cafu, whose delayed arrival meant the league has rescheduled a couple of games.

A few days back, Ronaldinho was informed that he has been chosen as the ambassador of the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil and requested the organisers’ permission to leave the tournament midway to honour the position he was offered. The Premier Futsal management is committed to have a long-term association with Ronaldinho and took his request into consideration, before allowing him permission to leave.

"I would like to thank all the people involved with Premier Futsal. It has been a pleasure to be with you all. I thank you all for all the love and support I'm leaving with. Best of Luck"

While the league is disappointed at having Goa’s legend miss out on playing in front of his home fans, they are pleased to announce the signing of another Selecao legend and the captain of arguably one of the most successful Brazilian national teams, Cafu, as a replacement to lead the Goa franchise.

Owing to Cafu’s delayed arrival, and to allow the Goan futsal fans to see their new captain in action, the league will be rescheduling a few games.

Changed fixtures:
Tuesday - 19th July
Match 7: Bangalore 5's v/s Kolkata 5's
Match 8: Mumbai 5's v/s Chennai 5's 
Wednesday - 20th July
Match 9: Goa 5's v/s Kolkata 5's
Match 10: Kochi 5's v/s Mumbai 5's
Rest of the fixtures remain the same:
Thursday - 20th July
Match 11: Goa 5's v/s Bangalore 5's
Match 12: Chennai 5's v/s Kochi 5's

*Report courtesy Premier Futsal

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