Vijayan, who struck up a great friendship both on and off the field with Pappachan, reminisces about the glorious days.
The former striker will retire from Kerala Police after a 36-year service on Monday.
Liston was part of the Kerala Police team which won the Federation Cup in 1990 and 1991.
Future FC's vision is to groom youngsters to take up football as a career and, to this end, they provide the necessary infrastructure required to nurture professional players.
The three finalists picked by an expert panel comprising eminent persons in the field of sports are: Dolphin Club, Thiruvananthapuram; Pattern Sports and Arts Society, Kozhikode; and Future Football Club, Ernakulam.
The expert panel visited each of the six shortlisted clubs and evaluated their performance.
The 61-year-old, who died of COVID-19 on Saturday, is regarded as one of the best outstation footballers to have ever played for Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy.
Hamza Koya, who was settled in Mumbai, had also made it to the Indian camp twice.
Usman Koya, popularly known as Dempo Usman, was part of the Kerala team which won the Santosh Trophy for the first time in 1973.
The Kerala team’s preparatory camp, which was scheduled to be held in Thrissur between March 11 to April 10, has also been postponed.