Minerva Academy and Chennai City FC gets I-League 2016-17 entry

Minerva and Chennai City FC gets I-League entry
Minerva Academy FC and Chennai City FC awarded direct entry to Hero I-League 2016-17
AIFF Bid Evaluation Committee met earlier today, 11th December 2016 at the All India Football Federation Head Quarters in New Delhi to decide on the five bids submitted after new tenders were issued on 25th November 2016.

The five clubs (Neroca FC, Minerva Punjab FC, Sudeva FC, FC Bardez Goa & Chennai City FC) submitted their bids and based on the evaluation of their proposals, the Bid Evaluation Committee decided to award Chennai City FC & Minerva Punjab FC the right to field their teams in I-League season 2016-17 which is slated to commence on January 7, 2017.

"I, on the behalf of AIFF, welcome Chennai City FC & Minerva Punjab FC to the I-League family and we all hope that we will have a competitive I-League", Mr. Das stated to www.the-aiff.com.

Meanwhile, Minerva Punjab FC have already plied their trade in the Second Division League 2015-16 having secured the second position.

Mr. Das added more, "With Chennai City FC & Minerva Punjab FC joining the fray now, we have ten teams competing in the next I-League. Now, we have representatives from Chennai and Punjab, which means we'll reach out to more supporters and newer markets."

Mr. Sunando Dhar also sounded 'happy' with these clubs' inclusion.

"Yes, of course, I'm happy. New teams from two new venues will add a newer dimension to I-League and they will get a chance to rub shoulders with the top clubs of Indian Football", Mr. Dhar commented.
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