FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated Aizawl FC who were recently-crowned Hero I-League 2016-17 champions.
In a letter to Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation (AIFF), Infantino mentioned: “It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest congratulations to Aizawl FC for their first ever league title.”
In the letter, the FIFA President wrote: „This title is the result of the determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the administration, the entire technical and medical staff as well as the fans for this great achievement.“
„On behalf of the entire football community, I would like to thank Aizawl FC and your association for helping to spread the positive message of football,” he added.
Aizawl FC are slated to take on Chennai City FC in the second match of the upcoming Hero Federation Cup 2017 tomorrow (May 7, 2017).