All India Football Federation President Mr. Praful Patel congratulated Minerva Punjab Football Club after the Chandigarh based club were crowned champions of the Hero I-League.
In his message Mr. Patel said: “Congratulations Minerva Punjab Football Club on winning the Hero I-League 2017-18 and gaining a spot in the AFC Champions League Qualifiers for the next season. The league has been a very competitive and exciting one and it was nice to see four teams having a chance to win it on the final day.”
Minerva Punjab FC defeated Churchill Brothers 1-0 in their final match to finish on 35 points and emerge champions.
All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das also congratulated MPFC on the achievement.
In his message he said: “Well played Minerva Punjab Football Club, the deserving champions of the Hero I-League. The manner in which you sealed it is in itself a story. I trust the victory will encourage kids to follow and play the sport more.”