Aizawl: Aizawl Football Club (AFC), the champion of the Hero I-League, the most prestigious professional football tournament in the country, received a grand welcome when they arrived from Shillong on Monday.
Hundreds of people received the team at the Lengpui airport.
A function was organised at the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl this evening where thousands of AFC fans congregated to have a glimpse of their heroes.
State home minister R Lalzirliana and AFC president Robert Romawia Royte addressed the congregation.
Aizawl FC, a hitherto little-known club with a shoe-string budget, were on Monday crowned I-League champions in one of the most remarkable achievements in Indian football history.
It drew with Shillong Lajong 1-1 in a highly-anticipated match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong.
Updated Date: May 02, 2017 00:09 AM