Return of The Prodigal Son
4th November 2015
ATK is a family, and once you've been a part of this wonderful family, chances are that you always will. Sometimes families are forced to stay apart, but in the end they always reunite, right? Aung San Suu Yuki had once said that "one wants to be together with one's family. That's what families are about". The ATK family is therefore thrilled to announce that one of its favourite members is back in the fold, and it is none other than Mohammed Rafique, the man whose Midas touch won ATK the inaugural season of the Indian Super League!
Earlier today, the central midfielder who plays for East Bengal in the I-league, signed with Atletico de Kolkata, making the return of the prodigal son official. We know this news will make all FanATKs jump with joy as a lot of us were longing to see the young player in red and white this season too! Rafique is extremely excited to be back at ATK, and told us that he "will try to put in his best efforts" for the team. "I'm thrilled to have rejoined ATK. I had a great time here last season, and hope to continue the 'winning' association", he told us only a few moments after signing on official papers.
On loan from East Bengal, local boy Rafique is expected to get into action right away with a very important home game against the North East United FC coming up on Nov 7. Club officials are happy about this new development and have very high expectations from the midfielder. "Rafique is like family, and we're happy that he's back in ATK. We hope to see great performances from him, believe that he will have an important role to play in the team", shared a highly-placed ATK official with us.
Expectations from Rafique will be very high- from the club and fans. And, we're sure he'll do his best to live up to them. Welcome to ATK, Rafique! Welcome back!