Abhijit Ray, Kolkata:Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated the gold-winning Bengali football team in the National Games. After 11 long years, Bengal has become the champion in National Games football. Even in the final, they defeated a strong team like Kerala by five goals. In CM’s congratulatory message on Thursday, the Chief Minister wrote, “Congratulations to the Bengal men’s football team for winning gold by defeating Kerala by a big margin in the final of the National Games.”I heartily congratulate the team’s footballers, coaches, officials, and members of the governing body IFA for this remarkable achievement. Hopefully, you will give many more such successes to the sports lovers of Bengal in the coming days.Meanwhile, the gold-winning Bengal football team is returning to Kolkata on Friday. After returning to the city, all the footballers and coaching staff of the team will be welcomed by the IFA.