AIFF congratulates Minerva Punjab FC for I-League victory

File Photo : Praful Patel
IANS|08-Mar-2018 20:22

New Delhi, March 8 : All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel on Thursday congratulated Minerva Punjab FC after the Chandigarh based Club were crowned Champions of the I-League.

"Congratulations Minerva Punjab Football Club on winning the Hero I-League 2017-18 and gaining a spot in the ACL Qualifiers for the next season. The League has been a very competitive and exciting one and it was nice to see four teams having a chance to win it on the final day," Patel said in a statement on Thursday. 

Minerva defeated Churchill Brothers 1-0 in their final match to finish on 35 points and emerge Champions.

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All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das also congratulated the club on the achievement.

"Well played Minerva Punjab Football Club, the deserving champions of the Hero I-League. The manner in which you sealed it is in itself a story. I trust the victory will encourage kids to follow and play the sport more," Das said.