Didier Drogba to visit India next month for Pepsi T20 Football
Last Updated: Tue, May 22, 2012 14:04 hrs
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New Delhi: Ivory Coast and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will visit India subsequent month for the grand finale of Pepsi T20 Football event.
The final winning team will get a as soon as in a lifetime chance to be coached by Drogba, prior to they encounter the Indian cricketing stars in a rapidly paced game of Pepsi T20 Football, a statement from the organisers stated.
Drogba, who has been a Pepsi brand ambassador considering that 2009, played a leading role in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph above Bayern Munich final week.
“To take the excitement close to our grassroots initiative, Pepsi T20 Football to the next level, we are proud to bring one of the world’s most exciting footballer, Didier Drogba to India,” stated Homi Battiwalla, Category Director – Colas, Hydration and Mango Based Beverages, PepsiCo India.
“In excess of 448 teams have played the twenty-minute knock-out matches above the last couple of weeks. The winning teams across cities are now gearing up for the nationwide finale scheduled to consider location on 17th June in New Delhi,” he additional.
Drogba’s go to is portion of Pepsi’s first football campaign in the country that was launched by a exciting and irreverent television industrial starring actor Ranbir Kapoor.
It was followed by a unique amateur initiative, Pepsi T20 Football, a revolutionary new format for youngsters, which combines the excitement and entertaining of T20 type of enjoying cricket with the speed, thrill and spirit of football.
Played in a special metallic cage, the initiative is currently being organised in main Indian cities such as Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Ludhiana and Delhi, with phenomenal response.
A complete of eight teams, like one winning group from every single city and a single wild card entry will compete to emerge as ‘Game Changers’.
They will then get the chance to be coached by Didier Drogba just before they face the Indian Cricket Stars for a game of Pepsi T20 Football at the Grand Finale.