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East Bengal striker receives boots from Wayne Rooney

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 10, 2017, 7:01 pm IST
Updated Feb 10, 2017, 7:01 pm IST
East Bengal striker Willis Plaza has received a pair of boots from the Wayne Rooney Foundation in London.
East Bengal striker Willis Plaza (L) and Wayne Rooney. (Photo: East Bengal FB/AFP)
 East Bengal striker Willis Plaza (L) and Wayne Rooney. (Photo: East Bengal FB/AFP)

Mumbai: East Bengal striker Willis Plaza has been a terrific signing, netting in five of his first seven appearances and the man from Trinidad and Tobago seems to have received a special gift before the Kolkata derby against Mohun Bagan.

"It is a pair of boots from the Wayne Rooney Foundation in London,” the 29-year-old revealed to Oneindia when asked about the gift. “I am truly thrilled to have the pair of boots before the derby. I will score goals wearing this pair of boots in the derby and then send thanks to the legendary English footballer approving the boots for me."

 

Plaza seems to be looking forward to playing in his maiden derby match. "Rooney Foundation always gets approval from the Manchester United captain whenever it sends any present or monitory help to anybody,” he said. “I sent the application a couple of months ago, requesting them to send these specially made boots. Rooney also plays wearing these kind of boots.”

Asked if he had ever had the chance to talk to Rooney himself, the East Bengal striker replied, "I could remember that we had talks for a few moments only once. He came to our country with Manchester United to play exhibition matches. Before one exhibition tie, I could speak to Rooney for just few moments."

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