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Mizoram Football Association Futsal League kicked off

Mizoram Football Association Futsal League kicked off (Photo courtesy: Mizoram Football Association)

The first-ever Futsal League under the All India Football Federation, the Mizoram Football Association (MFA) Futsal League was kicked off on January 5, Friday at the Chanmari YMA Hall in Aizawl by Minister K.S. Thanga.

The handbook for MFA Futsal League was also released during the programme by C. Laltlanthanga, Secretary, MSSC.

Lalnghinglova Hmar, MFA Honorary Secretary spoke of the initiatives taken by the Asian Football Confederation for the growth of futsal, as well as the steps taken by the AIFF and how Mizoram has been a beneficiary from these initiatives. He also spoke of the varius steps the MFA has taken towards futsal.

A draw for the 16 teams participating in the league was also made on the night, with the 16 teams forming two groups of 8 teams.

Team captains took part in an oathtaking ceremony and club jerseys were displayed by 16 models.

The MFA Futsal League will begin from January 9 at the R. Dengthuama Hall, Mualpui in Aizawl. Zonet Cable TV will provide live TV coverage for each fixture.