Neroca FC become first Manipuri Club to win Second Division League

AIFF congratulate Second Division League 2016-17 Champions Neroca FC

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Neroca FC have won the Second Division League 2016-17 on Monday. Image Source: AIFF

Internet Desk: All India Football Federation congratulated Manipur’s Neroca FC on winning the Second Division League 2016-17. Manipur drubbed Lonestar Kashmir FC 4-1 in Kashmir today (May 22) to become the first ever Team from Manipur to achieve the feat.

The victory lifted Neroca to 23 points from 9 matches, 7 points clear of Kolkata’s Southern Samity.

AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das lavished praise on the champions saying: “After Aizawl FC’s success we have another team from the North East who are keeping the flag flying high. CongratulationsNeroca FC on winning the Second division League.”

He added: “I am sure their achievement will encourage more to take up the sport and spur off another social revolution, this time in Manipur.”

Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League also lauded the Manipur-outfit. “After Shillong Lajong FC came up the ranks to represent the Northeast region in the National Football map, Aizawl FC set an example recently. Northeast has always been the hotbed of Indian Football and Neroca FC would, surely, take the legacy forward,” he stated.

“With Neroca FC’s introduction into the top flight Indian Football, the competition in the Northeast region will definitely be fiercer and tougher.”

Following their sole loss in the zonal round to Mohammedan Sporting in January 2017, Neroca FC went on to continue an enviable unbeaten run of 12 matches including today’s win against Lonestar Kashmir FC. In the final round, the Gift Raikhan-coached side conceded only two goals in eight matches while netting not less than fifteen.

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