- Pictures of the Aizawl FC U-19 squad sitting on the floor of a Guwahati-bound
- Aizawl FC from Aizawl from Mizoram was formed in 1984 and earned the entry in India’s top-tier league
Aizawl: A shocking incident took place with the soccer players Aizawl FC U-19 squad on Sunday. The team boarded the train only to realise that they had no confirmed tickets, the reports said.
As per the reports, pictures of the Aizawl FC U-19 squad sitting on the floor of a Guwahati-bound which was shocking to see that such young, brimming footballers having to travel in such pathetic conditions. Anyone can easily deduce from the pictures that they were tired and understandably so. They were in Goa for the Nike Premier Cup tournament.
One Rahul Saha uploaded the pictures on his Twitter handle and said that they are Under 19 football players of Aizwal FC, travelling from Kolkata to Joy like this, no reservation, how can Indian football develop if we treat our future superstars like this, shame on Govt. & football fraternity of India.
That is how the players of the soccer team from Aizawl made its 16-hour journey back from Kolkata after playing in a junior tournament in the city of joy, a source said.
Aizawl FC was founded in 1984 in Aizawl, the capital of the Indian state of Mizoram and have since participated in various amateur tournaments.
In January 2012 they were officially certified by the All India Football Federation to participate in the I-League 2nd Division, the second tier of football in India. This move would begin a new chapter for Aizawl Football Club as they would officially become professional.
In September 2012 they participated in 2012 Indian Federation Cup Qualifiers. Finally, the team qualified for I League 2nd Division after its second attempt. In 2015, they won 2015 I-League 2nd Division and as a result, they’ll participate in India’s top-tier football tournament I-League in 2015–16 I-League, the first team from Mizoram to do so.
On 20 December 2016, Khalid Jamil was announced as the head coach of the first team for 2016-17 I-League. On 30 April 2017, Aizawl won the 2016–17 I-League and became the first team from North-East India to win the league.