NEW DELHI, 8th March 2018: All India Football Federation President Praful Patel congratulated Minerva Punjab Football Club after the Chandigarh based Club were crowned Champions of the I-League.
In his message Patel said: Congratulations Minerva Punjab Football Club on winning the 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.”
MPFC defeated Churchill Brothers 1-0 in their final match to finish on 35 points and emerge Champions.
All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das also congratulated MPFC on the achievement.
In his message, he said: 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.”