I-League 2017: Aizawl FC receive grand welcome at home after winning title in Shillong

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.

Aizawl FC celebrate after claiming maiden Hero I-League title. Twitter: @ILeagueOfficial

Aizawl FC celebrate after claiming maiden Hero I-League title. Twitter: @ILeagueOfficial

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

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