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Essex Senior League: Sporting Bengal United receive good luck message from legend Ronnie O’Sullivan

PUBLISHED: 17:30 22 March 2017

Ronnie O'Sullivan (centre) poses for a photo with Sporting Bengal United boss Imrul Gazi (right)

Ronnie O'Sullivan (centre) poses for a photo with Sporting Bengal United boss Imrul Gazi (right)

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Boss Imrul Gazi bumped into snooker legend last Sunday at Fords Sports Centre and earned his team a new fan

Sporting Bengal face the camera at Mile End Stadium (pic Sporting Bengal United)Sporting Bengal face the camera at Mile End Stadium (pic Sporting Bengal United)

Sporting Bengal United received a good luck message from a famous local sportsman last Sunday and boss Imrul Gazi was buzzing about the video.

The Mile End Stadium boss crossed paths with snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan last week at Ford Sports Centre.

And the Rocket was more than happy to send a video message to the Essex Senior League club.

Gazi explained: “It was awesome to see Ronnie O’Sullivan on Sunday and completely by chance as well.

“At the start of the season I stepped away from managing Sporting Bengal’s under-15s because I was going to concentrate on the senior side.

“But I have missed my youth football and the club set up an under-10s team and their manager left about five weeks ago, so I took over.

“And on Sunday at Fords Sports Centre, Ronnie was there watching his son and he was brilliant and so nice to all the kids and parents.

“He was taking selfies with people and obviously hadn’t heard about Sporting Bengal, but I filled him in and then he was happy to send a message to all the boys.

“It was really good and he is a legend, so I was buzzing to meet him personally and he was so welcoming with all the parents too.”

After getting a pep-talk from the snooker star, Bengal will hope they don’t let their newest fan down this weekend.

Gazi’s team play host to high-flying Takeley on Saturday looking to earn a fourth successive win in the division.

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