Aizawl FC a point away from creating I-League history

first_imgThe I-League has a lot riding on it this season, with All India Football Federation looking to replace the league with the Indian Super League as the premier club completion in the country.And this Sunday as teams from around the country take to the field for the last time, a small team from Mizoram stands tall challenging the might that is Mohun Bagan.We are drawing nearer to crowning the new champions of the #HeroILeague. Who will it be? Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) April 29, 2017Aizawl FC have continued to defy the odds throughout the season, last week 1-0 win over title contenders Mohun Bagan being a good point in case.Khalid Jamil with a shoe-string budget compared to the vast riches in comparison of Mohun Bagan (the cost of Haitian Sony Norde’s services for the season is more than the Budget of Aizawl FC) but with the passionate backing from the home crowd, saw a fairy tale run in the competition.More than thousand away fans are expected for sunday match. 2000 tickets reserved for Aizawl FC gallery are sold out here in shillong.- Aizawl Football Club (@AizawlFC) April 29, 2017Aizawl will face Shillong Lajong in a Northeast derby. Aizawl need just a point to be crowned champions of I-League for the first in its 21-year long history and AIFF is taking no chances.All India Football Federation’s Integrity Officer Javed Siraj is scheduled to reach Shillong a day early and keep a close eye on affairs for the all important clash. The reason for such close monitoring is the fact that AIFF does not want to take any chances as there is little at stake for fifth-placed Shillong Lajong .advertisementMohun Bagan coach, Sanjoy Sen has a lot to worry about. The Mariners would be giving it their all to beat Chennai City FC at home, especially after their poor string of performances in the AFC cup means success in the domestic league is the only piece of silverware they can win. It might just be another season of ‘what-ifs’ for the Kolkata giant, would be hoping for more than a favour from Shillong Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_BaganAC) April 29, Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_BaganAC) April 29, 2017Ashutosh Mehta, who followed his Mumbai FC coach Khalid Jamil to the mountains, and has been a standout player for the team from Mizoram. But he will be forced to watch from the stands after he picked up four yellow cards.”But I will be the 12th man cheering from the stands. I will cheer for my Club and my teammates for entire 90 minutes, arguably most important 90 minutes for Aizawl FC,” he said.last_img read more

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