Akash Mukherjee Plays For Peerless After Shedding Tears For Father2 min read
KOLKATA: Playing football isn’t just a job in Kolkata. You have to make a lot of sacrifices to live the dream that you and your family dreamt of. Sometimes, it can be so cruel that you couldn’t even say goodbye to your loved one who has breathed his last.
Peerless Sports Club’s Akash Mukherjee showed true dedication to his team by playing on despite the fact his father passed away hours before Peerless’ Calcutta Football League tie against Tollygunge Agragami.
Akash was preparing to leave for East Bengal Ground this morning when he came to know that his father was no more. It left him completely devastated. He had the choice of leaving his team and staying with his family or going for the match. He chose the latter.
Despite his teammates and Peerless management believing he wouldn’t turn up for the match, the 21-year-old came to the ground and played the full 90 minutes even after getting hit in the head during the match.
The brave defender broke down in tears as soon as the referee blew the final whistle. Coach Subrata Bhattacharya, striker Anusumana Kromah and rest of the Peerless players were quick to console him.
Peerless won the match 6-2 thanks to a hattrick by Kromah and a goal apiece by Pankaj Moula, Romarric Bettat and Shyam Kumar. Christopher Chizoba pulled a couple of goals back for Tollygunge.
Akash was named Emerging Player of the Match which he dedicated to his late father.