After U-17, Mizoram’s own ‘baby league’ football from November

Days before the kick-off of the biggest football tournament in India comes the announcement of the country’s longest-duration football league, which could mark a rethink of how India introduces its young to the sport. Make that very young. The Young Legends League, comprising Under-12 five vs five matches, will be held over more than six […]

Aizawl FC could make a backdoor entry into ISL

I-League champions Aizawl FC could make a shocking entry into the Indian Super League next season as they are locked in talks with corporations who would be willing to sponsor them. The Mizoram outfit are looking for funds to enter the ISL, and they are hoping a big conglomerate comes to their aid. Aizawl’s future […]

Shylo Malswamtluanga: The first Mizo warrior of Indian football

Shylo Malswamtluanga, known as the Godfather in Mizoram, showed the new generation dreams of taking up football as a profession. On Sunday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, an unlikely journey is likely to reach its climax when Mizoram will have produced an I-League winning club, thus becoming the first club to reach […]

After I-League win, Aizawl FC fans clean up Shillong stadium, win hearts

Soon after the Aizawl FC-Shillong Lajong I-League match ended at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Sunday, the Mizo fans went about collecting and disposing of the trash left behind by some 23,000 spectators. Aizawl FC’s fairytale journey to the I-League title sent the eight-state Northeast – a region used to the underdog tag […]

‘Fast unto death’: Indian champions Aizawl FC threaten hunger strike

Club has not been included in proposed new Indian Super League Aizawl were surprising winners of top division last year The reigning Indian league champions, Aizawl FC, have threatened to go on hunger strike if they are denied an opportunity to defend their I-League title next season, with a club statement even threatening to “fast […]

‘Fast unto death’: Indian champions Aizawl FC threaten hunger strike

Club has not been included in proposed new Indian Super League Aizawl were surprising winners of top division last year The reigning Indian league champions, Aizawl FC, have threatened to go on hunger strike if they are denied an opportunity to defend their I-League title next season, with a club statement even threatening to “fast […]