Pele, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, visited India twice -- the first time in 1977 as part of the New York Cosmos team.
The Mohun Bagan legend led the country to a historic fourth-place finish in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey has emerged as the front-runner in the race for the top job.
One of the top early foreigners to play for Kolkata's 'Big Three', Chibuzor died after a cardiac arrest at his residence in Aba, Nigeria, according to his former teammate, Emeka Ezeugo.
The East Bengal legend was part of the national team that won a bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games.
The native of Thathampally in Alappuzha had been a star player of Kerala in the 1950s.
The format of the competition is undecided while the match schedule has to take into account the continental commitments of FC Goa, ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC.
Chapman possessed individual skills and technical qualities required to be a professional footballer in Europe, especially in the English Premier League.
The club's journey to the ISL involved a serious intervention by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The former Kerala Blasters captain was keen to ply his trade in Europe, but because of the pandemic he changed his plans and joined Bagan.