A cake in the shape of a football and weighing more than 100kg, was made recently at Miramar Beach to mark the journey of ‘Boche’ and his team to FIFA World Cup Qatar to spread the message ‘Football Addiction Against Drug Addiction’.

Dr. Boby Chemmanur, Chairman and Managing Director of Boby Group, (Boche) embarked on his journey to Qatar World Cup with a golden statue of his soul mate- Diego Maradona, commemorating his ‘Hand of God’ goal. The statue had arrived in Goa and was flagged off from Miramar by Rohit Monserrate – Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panaji and Boche.

The event which was organised by Boche & Maradona Fans Charitable Trust started from Thiruvananthapuram where the Public Works Department & Tourism Minister of Kerala, P.A. Muhammad Riyas flagged off the event. People from different walks of life like students, sports enthusiasts, police and excise officers and the general public participated in this journey by reciting pledge and scoring goals against drugs.

“As part of the campus campaign, we encourage the students to take part in the ’10 crore goal kicks’ event which aims to support Maradona’s message. Along with that everyone will take a firm oath against drug addiction and work together to make India a part of the next World Cup football,” and like every football lover in India, Boche is also waiting for the day when India participates in FIFA World Cup football. When Maradona was informed about this, he promised to provide the services of international coaches in collaboration with AFAFTI (Argentina Football Academy Football Technology Institute) to fulfil Boche’s wish. As part of this, Boche is planning a project in collaboration with AFAFTI to mould the best footballers in India, stated a press release.


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