NEROCA FC’s ex owner-cum-sponsor, Classic Group after parting ways with NEROCA FC is now starting Manipur Premier League along with All Manipur Football Association (AMFA).
Newly formed league will replace ill-fated Manipur State League, which was stopped from 2017 due to a court case.
Winner Club will remain second division and 2 teams will be promoted to MPL and 2 bottom places teams in MPL will be demoted to winners cup.
A total of 16 teams will take part in MPL, all existing teams from Manipur State League and 2 teams each from 2017-18 and 2018-19 Winners Cup will take part in newly formed Manipur Premier League.
Newly formed league is slated to start from September 2019 and will end in February 2019, making it one of the longest state league in India.
League will be promoted in all possible means by the Classic group and AMFA. League will be live on local Manipur television and live streamed on Facebook.