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East Bengal raise funds for Kerala flood victims

117   //    19 Aug 2018, 18:50 IST

Kolkata, Aug 19 (PTI) In a noble gesture, Kolkata giants East Bengal has raised funds for flood victims of Kerala during their local league match yesterday.

Man-of-the-match Laldanmawia Ralte donated his entire prize money to Kerala flood relief during the 3-0 win over Aryan Club in the ongoing Premier Division match of the Calcutta Football League.

"We held a fundraiser campaign during yesterday's game for our brothers in #Kerala. The donation box has been handed over to Joby and co, read a tweet from 'East Bengal Ultras', the Twitter handle of the club's fans.

The Kerala players in the team C K Ubaid, Mirshad and Joby Justin collected donations from the audiences in the gallery after winning the match.

I will remember this for my entire life. When I will become a former footballer and sitting in Kerala, this is a story I will tell my grandchildren," Justin said

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