The All India Soccer Federation on Sunday condoled the demise of former India captain Babu Mani and stated his exploits will proceed to encourage younger footballers within the nation. Babu Mani breathed his final right here on Saturday. He was 59. Referred to as one of the crucial skilful forwards of his time, Babu Mani made his worldwide debut on the 1984 Nehru Cup in Kolkata, in opposition to Argentina. He went on to signify India in 55 worldwide matches, and was part of the primary Indian squad that certified for the AFC Asian Cup 1984. He later went on to play the event correct as properly, in Singapore.
Whereas the 1984 Asian Cup was the spotlight of his worldwide profession, Babu Mani can also be a two-time SAF Video games gold medallist (1985 and 1987).
AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey condoled the loss of life of Babu Mani.
“I’m extraordinarily unhappy to listen to that Babu Mani, who was certainly one of India’s finest footballers of his time, isn’t any extra. We’ll at all times keep in mind him via his contribution to Indian Soccer. My ideas exit to his household on this troublesome hour,” Chaubey stated.
AIFF Secretary Normal Shaji Prabhakaran stated, “Mr. Babu Mani will at all times be remembered via his exploits on the soccer pitch. He was an distinctive footballer, and had impressed many kids. My condolences to his household. Might his soul relaxation in peace.” On the home entrance, Babu Mani was a two-time Santosh Trophy winner, having lifted the title with Bengal in 1986 and 1988.
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He had additionally performed and received main trophies for all three high golf equipment in Kolkata – Mohammedan Sporting (Federation Cup 1983), Mohun Bagan (CFL 1984, 1986, 1992, IFA Protect 1987, Durand Cup 1984, 1985, 1986, Rovers Cup 1985, 1992, Federation Cup 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993), and East Bengal (CFL 1991, IFA Protect 1990, 1991, Durand Cup 1990, 1991, Rovers Cup 1990).
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