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MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Chhinga Veng FC do it twice in a row
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Aizawl FC 0-1 Chhinga Veng FC
:(MS Dawngliana 54'P)
: A second half goal from MS Dawngliana was enough to ensure Chhinga Veng FC retain their I-Day crown as they lifted the LG Independence Cup for the second season in a row. The reigning Mizoram Premier League champions are on an undefeated streak this season with the MFA Super Cup already in their bag as they look to seal another treble winning season this year.
Dense fog had engulfed AR Lammual in the first half with the low visibility resulting in the match being halted twice for a certain period of time. The stoppages did not help both teams as they struggled to find proper rhythm in the first period.
When play did go on, chances were few and far between with only Lalromawia of Chhinga Veng FC having a clear threat on goal. The fog cleared in halftime and the second half became on of the best 45 minutes of football this season as both teams looked to find the opener. Chhinga Veng FC scored what would eventually be their winner on the 54th minute when MS Dawngliana won and converted his penalty after he was fould inside the box.
Aizawl FC fought back hard and missed two very good chances to strike right back minutes after they conceded. But it was not to be as some smart defending from CVFC's backline and some hardworking performances from their players further up the pitch ensured they lift their fifth trophy in top flight football. Honourable Chief Minister of the state and founder President of Mizoram Football Association Mr Lal Thanhawla gave away the trophies.
Champion : Chhinga Veng FC, Rs 1,00,000/- Trophy
Pahnihna : Aizawl FC, Rs 80,000/-
Semifinalist : 50,000/- (Mizoram Police FC, Electric Veng FC)
Fair Play : Aizawl FC, Rs 30,000/-
Best Player : MS Dawngliana, Rs 5,000/-
Best Forward : Rs 4,000/-
Best Midfielder : Lalrinchhana, Chhinga Veng FC, Rs 4,000/-
Best Defender : Lalrinchhana Tochhawng, AFC, Rs 4,000/-
Best Goalkeeper : T. Zothanawia, Chhinga Veng FC, Rs 4,000/-
Top Scorer: Khawpuimawia 8 goals, AFC, Rs 4,000/-
In the women's section, Government Maubawk High School defeated Pachhunga University College 3-1 in penalties after both sides failed to score during regulation time. The match was played infront of packed Lammual ground with the women's football gaining more popularity in the state. Independence Day football competitions was held in all the eight districts of Mizoram.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Chhinga Veng FC set up final clash with Aizawl FC
11.08.2018 : MFC PRESS RELEASE
: Defending champions Chhinga Veng FC made no mistakes against neighbours Electric Veng FC as they came out on top in a 2-0 victory in the second semi-final of the LG Independence Cup 2018. Last season's treble champions will face Aizawl FC in the final.
Chhinga Veng FC enjoyed a bright start in the eagerly anticipated match up with in-form attacker MS Dawngliana posing a threat for Electric Veng FC's backline early on. EFC for their part, looked to carve their opponents on the counter, only for their build up play to be let down in the final third. The defending champions eventually took the lead in the 36th minute when Lalrinchhana netted from a freekick.
EFC pushed for an equaliser right from the start of the second period and they came close only for Zomuanpuia to fail to make the most of his opportunity. It was CVFC who found the net again when Lalthlamuana scored from a rebound on the 62nd minute. MS Dawngliana's shot was parried by EFC custodian Vannunmawia but only as far as Thlatea who finished with aplomb.
It went from bad to worse for EFC as they went down to 10 man late on when defender Zomuana was sent off, which made it more easy for CVFC to close the game out. The final of the LG Independence Cup 2018 will be played in AR Lammual on Independence Day at 4 PM
August 11, 2018 - Electric Veng FC 0-2 Chhinga Veng FC
: (Lalrinchhana 36', Lalthlamuana 62')
: F Lalnuntluanga, Chhinga Veng FC
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Aizawl FC seal final place with an entertaining victory
Aug 10 - Aizawl FC 4-2 Mizoram Police FC
:(Lalrinchhana Tochhawng 11', Lalkhawpuimawia 39', 49', F Lalremsanga 90+4')
: (R Malsawmtluanga 56', Malsawmfela 86')
Aizawl FC turned on the style in the semi-final of the LG Independence Cup as they overcame a vibrant Mizoram Police FC with a 4-2 victory.
The evening fixture at AR Lammual saw plenty of action from early on as Aizawl FC's Lalkhawpuimawia proved to be a handful in front of Lalmuanawma's goal. But it was a goal scoring defender Lalrinchhana Tochhawng who opened the scoring on the 11th minute from a Lalrinfela corner. Lalkhawpuimawia then added two more on either side of halftime as Aizawl FC looked to seal a comfortable victory en route to the final.
Mizoram Police FC, who were unfortunate in the first half to not find the net, had other ideas as they pulled one back through a freekick from R. Malsawmtluanga.The goal gave renewed impetus for the Police team as they searched for another goal while Aizawl FC looked to hold on to their advantage.
Mizoram Police scored again on the 86th minute through their new recruit Malsawmfela but their hopes of an equaliser were dashed as Aizawl FC took advantage of their opponent's attack mindedness with a strike from F. Lalremsanga in stoppage time ensuring victory.The second semi-final will take place on Saturday evening with Chhinga Veng FC taking on neighbours Electric Veng FC.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Chhinga Veng FC top Group B with maximum points
August 8 - Chawnpui FC 0-1 Chhinga Veng FC
: (MS Dawngliana 70')
: Lalruatfela, Chawnpui FC
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Reigning champions Chhinga Veng FC continued their winning run in the campaign with a 1-0 victory over MPL newcomers Chawnpui FC. MS Dawngliana continued his red hot form for Chhinga Veng FC as his second half strike ensured victory for his team which sees them top their group with four wins in four games.
Although they were made to wait for their goal, Chhinga Veng FC looked comfortable against their opponents and they could have had more had it not been for some wayward finishing and misfortune in front of goal. They will now face neigbours Electric Veng FC in an Aizawl East Derby in the semi-finals on Saturday evening.
Chawnpui FC had hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals coming into the match, but their result now ensures them as third in their group with Mizoram Police FC in second as a result of a better head to head record.
ll even between Mizoram Police FC and Jamshedpur FC
August 8 - Mizoram Police FC 1-1 Jamshedpur FC
: (Vijay Kumar 77' OG)
: (MD. Firoz Khan 5')
: MD. Firoz Khan, Jamshedpur FC
The final group game of the LG Independence Cup ended in a 1-1 draw between Mizoram Police FC and Jamshedpur FC on Wednesday evening.
Jamshedpur FC had taken an early lead through MD. Firoz Khan but they could not hold onto their slender advantage as Mizoram Police FC equalised in the second half from an own goal by Vijay Kumar.
Mizoram Police FC will now face Aizawl FC in the first semi-final on Friday evening while Jamshedpur FC will journey home after collecting 2 points from four games.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Aizawl FC top Group A with 5 goal rout
7th August - Bethlehem Vengthlang FC 0-5 Aizawl FC
: (Paul Ramfangzauva 17', Lalkhawpuimawia 25', 26', Alfred Jaryan 36', 74')
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: Former champions Aizawl FC sealed qualification into the semi-finals and top spot in group A with a 5-0 victory over Bethlehem Vengthlang FC. Two goals a piece from Lalkhawpuimawia and Alfred Jaryan and a freekick from Paul Ramfangzauva gave Aizawl FC a thoroughly deserved victory this afternoon.
After succumbing to a defeat against new top-tier side Electric Veng FC in their first match, Aizawl FC went on to win their last three in comprehensive fashion, scoring a total of 13 goals in the process. They top Group A with 9 points from four games while Electric Veng FC, who are one point behind, will also play in the last four.
Chanmari FC victorious in 7 goal thriller but fail to qualify for semi-finals
Two time Mizoram Premier League champions Chanmari FC overcame Ramhlun North FC in thrilling encounter with a 4-3 victory.
An explosive start saw Chanmari FC lead by four in 25 minutes in a first half with 6 goals. Rochhingpuia's opener was followed with strikes by Lalnuntluanga, K. Lalnunzama and Lalmuanzova.
Ramhlun North FC netted twice in the first half through R. Lalthanmawia and Lalliansanga. The two goals gave Ramhlun North renewed hope in getting a result and they pushed on in search for more goals in the second half.
Chanmari FC were able to hold firm until the dying minutes as Ramhlun North FC scored their third through Jessy Vanlalmuana on the 88th minute.
Victory for Chanmari FC resulted in them collecting 7 points from a possible 12 as they came a point short of second placed Electric Veng FC in Group A.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Electric Veng FC seal their place in the last four
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4th August 2018 - Electric Veng FC 2-1 Bethlehem Vengthlang FC
: (Vanlalremsanga 24', David Lalchhuanawma 71')
: (Lalruatkima 86')
New top-flight team Electric Veng FC have distinguished themselves as the first team to reach the last 4 of the LG Independence Cup by beating Bethlehem VengthlangFC 2-1 last night (4th August).
Having earned precious points against Chanmari FC and Ramhlun North FC after upsetting Aizawl FC in their first match, Electric Veng FC have earned 8 points after their completing their group fixture.
A first half strike from Vanlalremsanga and a second half goal from David Lalchhuanawma were enough to seal qualification in the knockout rounds for EFC. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC did find the net late on when Lalruatkima struck on the 84th minute but adding another in four minutes was always unlikely against a determind EFC backline.
LG Independence Cup 2018 : Aizawl FC continue to win
August 4, 2018 - Aizawl FC 2-1 Ramhlun Norh FC
: (Lalrinchhana Tochhawng 14', David Lalrinmuana 24')
: (Vanlalawma 5')
: Lalrinchhana Tochhawng, Aizawl FC
After their morale boosting victory over Chanmari FC, Aizawl FC continued their run with a 2-1 victory over Ramhlun North FC in the LG Independence Cup. Ramhlun North FC struck first as they found the net with their first real chance of the game. Wideman Vanlallawma scoring against the I-League club.
But their lead did not last long as Lalrinchhana Tochhawng scored from a good corner delivery by Lalrinfela to restore parity.Aizawl FC took the lead five minutes later through David Lalrinmuana, the experienced midfielder finishing off a fine ball from Hmangaihkima.
Ramhlun North FC missed two very good chances to equalise in the first half as Lalnunmawia and Lalliansanga could not capitalise on their opportunity.Aizawl FC had chances to score a third in the second half with in-form striker Lalkhawpuimawia and the lively Hmangaihkima coming close.
The introduction of Jessy Vanlalmuana added more urgency for Ramhlun North FC in the second half, but Aizawl FC's lock down of the game meant they found clear cut chances hard to come by.Aizawl FC are on six points, a win away from a semi final - their last match is against the bottom team Bethlehem Vengthlang FC.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Police suffer second defeat at the hands of Chhinga Veng FC
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August 3, 2018 - Mizoram Police FC 1-2 Chhinga Veng FC
: (R Malsawmtluanga 43' (p)
: (Lalmuansanga 18', Lalrinchhana 87')
Last season's treble winners Chhinga Veng FC are yet to taste defeat this season as they overcame a valiant challenge from Mizoram Police FC for the second time tonight. Goals from Lalmuansanga and Lalrinchhana were enough to ensure a second victory for CVFC in the LG Independence Cup.
Both teams played to their strengths in AR Lammual, which resulted in a brilliant display of attacking football. Chhinga Veng FC threatened first through Lalthlamuana as he forced a save from the Mizoram Police FC goalkeeper Muanawma. Lalbiakhlua also tested Zothamawia at the other end with a brilliant chance. CVFC struck first on the 18th minute when Lalmuansanga was on hand to finish off a ball from MS Dawngliana.
Mizoram Police thought they had an equaliser when V. Laltanpuia's strike was ruled offside. But they did level the score right before halftime through a penalty from former Chhinga Veng FC star R. Malsawmtluanga.
The second half was all about finding the winner as both teams introduced their attacking reinforcements from the bench. Lalromawia came close for Chhinga Veng FC and Lalremruata found the back of the net but his goal was not given due to a foul by MS Dawngliana.
Former CVFC striker Malsawmfela almost gave his new side the winner late on but it was his former side who eventually found the net as Lalrinchhana struck a beautiful goal on the 87th minute. Chhinga Veng FC's next fixture will be against Jamshedpur FC with Mizoram Police FC facing the same opponents on Thursday evening.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Aizawl FC pump six past Chanmari FC
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: Former I-League champions Aizawl FC turned on the style against local rivals Chanmari FC with a comprehensive 6-0 victory. A hattrick from Lalkhawpuimawia and strikes from Lalrinfela, Lalrinchhana Tochhawng and Hmangaihkima ensured three points for Aizawl FC as they earned their first win in the LG Independence Cup.
August 2, 2018 - Chanmari FC 0-6 Aizawl FC
: (Lalrinfela 20', Lalrinchhana Tochhawng 24', Lalkhawpuimawia 61', 66', 81', Hmangaihkima 77')
: Lalkhawpuimawia, Aizawl FC
A sublime freekick from Lalrinfela on the 20th minute was followed by a header four minutes later from Lalrinchhana Tochhawng as Aizawl FC made Chanmari FC pay for their errors in the first half.
Chanmari FC could not recover in the second half with Lalkhawpuimawia scoring twice in five minutes for Aizawl FC. Hmangaihkima added their fifth on the 77th minute and Mapuia completed his treble nine minutes from time.
Aizawl FC who are on three points from two matches will take on Ramhlun North FC who has four points from two matches on a crucial match on Saturday afternoon in their next fixture while Chanmari FC will clash with the same opposition next Tuesday.
Ramhlun North FC and Electric Veng FC share spoils
An entertaining affair ended up all square as Ramhlun North FC and Electric Veng FC split points in a 2-2 draw today (August 2, 2018). Ramhlun North FC enjoyed a dream start with Lalnunmawia finding the net after being put through by Lalliansanga.
Aug 2 2018 - Ramhlun North FC 2-2 Electric Veng FC
: (Lalnunmawia 3', Lalliansanga 39')
: (David Lalchhuanawma 38', Vanlalhmangaiha 66')
: Vanlalhmangaiha Electric Veng FC
Electric Veng FC pegged them back in the 38th minute after missing a couple of chances. David Lalchhuanawma providing the finishing touch to put his side level. But RNFC retook the lead almost immediately when Lalliansanga scored from a Mawizuala freekick delivery.
Electric Veng FC reaped the rewards for their endeavour in the second half with their shining spark Vanlalhmangaiha, guilty of spurning a couple of chances, came up with an equaliser on the 66th minute. Ramhlun North FC will now face Aizawl FC on the afteroon of August 4, Saturday while Electric Veng FC face off against Bethlehem Vengthlang FC in the evening.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Back to back victories for Mizoram Police FC
: Mizoram Police FC overcame First Division opposition Kanan FC this afteroon in a 2-1 victory. A spot kick from R. Malsawmtluanga and a second half finish from V. Laltanpuia ensured consecutive three points for the Police side.
Aug 1, 2018 : Kanan FC 1-2 Mizoram Police FC
: (Lalhriatpuia 81')
: (R Malsawmtluanga 37' P, V Laltanpuia 73')
: V Laltanpuia, Mizoram Police FC
Kanan FC scored late on through a special goal from Lalhriatpuia but could not find an equaliser before time. They will rue their missed chances in the first half as Isaac Lalnunpuia forced Mizoram Police FC keeper Muanawma to make a save while Lalhmingchhuanga also came very close.
Mizoram Police for their part, controlled proceedings for a majority of the match although they were also guilty of some wayward finishing. The Police team will now face defending champions Chhinga Veng FC on Friday evening after Kanan FC entertain Jamshedpur FC in the afternoon.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Jamshedpur FC come up short against Chawnpui FC
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: It was not a dream start for Jamshedpur FC reserves as they failed to maintain their lead against Chawnpui FC, succumbing to a 2-1 defeat in their first match of the LG Independence Cup played under the floodlit Lammual ground on 1st August evening.
Aug 1, 2018 - Chawnpui FC 2-1 Jamshedpur FC
: (Subham Ghosh (OG) 54', Lalramliana 76')
: (Billu Telli 35')
The Men of Steel took a first half lead through Billu Telli from the spot on the 35 minute which went unanswered in halftime. The youngsters from Jharkhand looked good value for their lead at the start of the second half but a revitalised Chawnpui FC proved to be too much to handle as they conceded an own goal from Subham Ghosh on the 54th minute.
Bouyed by their equaliser and a vocal support from their fans, Chawnpui FC pressed on and found their winner through Lalramliana midway into the second half.Jamshedpur FC will come up against Kanan FC in their next match on Friday afternoon while Chawnpui FC will battle the same opponents on Monday evening.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Electric Veng FC continue to punch above their weight
July 31- Electric Veng 0-0 Chanmari FC
Top flight debutants Electric Veng FC pulled off another unexpected result as they held two time Mizoram Premier League champions Chanmari FC to a goalless draw in LG Independence Cup played today at Lammual, Aizawl. Bouyed by their stunning 2-1 victory over I-League club Aizawl FC, Electric Veng FC were not fazed against a team with more individual quality.
Chanmari FC did threaten first in the initial stages with KC Lalchhuanmawia and Jeremy Laldinpuia looking bright. But it was Electric Veng FC who enjoyed the better chances. A stinging effort from Vanlalremsanga was meet by an equaling brilliant save from Chanmari FC keeper MS Dawngliana.
Chanmari FC changed their shape in the second period as they let loose their more experienced attackers. A brilliant long range effort from Lalnuntluanga resulted in a fine stop by Electric Veng FC's custodian Lalrinnunga Hnamte. Electric Veng FC almost nicked it in the end with man of the match Laldinmawia spurning a glorious header from a corner in injury time.
Ramhlun North FC off to a winning start
July 31, 2018 - Bethlehem Vengthlang FC 1-2 Ramhlun North FC
: (Vanlallawma 39' Lalnunmawia 64')
: (Lalhlimpuia 71')
: Lalliansanga, Ramhlun North FC
Ramhlun North FC began their LG Independence Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Bethlehem Vengthlang FC on a damp Tuesday evening at AR Lammual. Goals from Vanlallawma and Lalnunmawia on either side on halftime were enough to ensure three points while Bethlehem Vengthlang FC suffered their second defeat in as many matches.
BVT FC threatened first in the early stages through Dina Varte and a freekick from Lalhlimpuia. But Ramhlun North FC struck on the 39th minute when Vanlallawma finished off a brilliant delivery from Lalliansanga. They almost added another right before halftime when K. Lalnunzama spurned a wonderful opportunity.
After a brief stoppage due to low visibility in the second half, Ramhlun North FC struck again as Lalnunmawia found the net after being put through by Joseph Lalnunpuia. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC pulled one back on the 71st minute through a freekick from Lalhlimpuia, and almost came close to an equaliser late on only for Lalruatkima to miss his golden chance.
Ramhlun North FC's bright spark Lalliansanga was named man of the match for his efforts.
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Chhinga Veng FC win 2-0
MFA Press Release: 29.07.2018
: After failing to score for 120 minutes against their opponents for tonight in the MFA Super Cup, Chhinga Veng FC made sure they did not slip up against Kanan FC with a 2-0 victory. A first half goal from Vanlalzuidika and a brilliant second half strike from debutant Lalromawia was enough to seal all three points for CVFC in an even match up.
28th July, 2018 : Chhinga Veng FC 2-0 Kanan FC
: (Vanlalzuidika 13', Lalromawia 73')
: : Lalromawia - CVFC
A team from the ADFA's First Division, Kanan FC held their own against the reigning MPL champions for the majority of the match but their valiant effort was ultimately undone by the difference in individual quality. Kanan FC will face Mizoram Police FC in their next game on Wednesday afternoon while Chhinga Veng FC will clash with the same opposition on Friday evening.
Two quick goals ensure comeback victory for Mizoram Police
Mizoram Premier League newcomers Chawnpui FC could not hold on to an early lead against Mizoram Police FC this afternoon as the Police team came out on top in a 2-1 victory.A bright start from Chawnpui FC resulted in them finding the back of the net with their first clear cut chance of the game. Vanlalnghenga scoring a sumptuous freekick in the 6th minute.
Chawnpui FC enjoyed a period of dominance early on but they could not add to the scoreline as Vanrammawia Ngente and K. Roluahpuia failed to test Mizoram Police custodian Andrew when they were put through. Mizoram Police almost pulled one back through Fakawma right before the break but Chawnpui's Malsawma showed safe hands.
The Police team changed shape in the second period and looked threatening on the break. Lalbiakhlua took advantage of such a break and equalised for his team on the 61st minute and Lalfakzuala added another a minute later from a corner by Simon. To add insult to injury, Chawnpui FC were reduced to 10 men after Lalhlimpuia was sent off three minutes from time.
28th July- Mizoram Police FC 2-1 Chawnpui FC
: ( Lalbiakhlua 61', Lalfakzuala 62')
: (Vanlalnghenga 7',)
: Lalbiakhlua - Mizoram Police FC
MIZORAM FOOTBALL - LG Independence Cup 2018 : Chanmari FC start off in clinical fashion
MFA Press Release: 28.07.2018
: Former champions Chanmari FC began their LG Independence Cup campaign with a victory from Bethlehem Vengthlang FC with goals from Laldampuia and Lalrammuana.
July 27, 2018 - Chanmari FC 2-0 Bethlehem Vengthlang FC
: (Laldampuia 28', Lalrammuana 90+1')
: R. Lalawmpuia - Chanmari FC
MATCH-2: The finalists in the recently concluded MFA Super Cup broke the deadlock in the 28th minute when new forward Laldampuia finished off a rebound from a fierce shot by Thomas which had struck the post.
After taking the lead in an even match up until the goal, Chanmari FC were happy to play out a patient game, looking to capitalise on the spaces left by Bethlehem Vengthlang FC as they searched for an equaliser.
BVT FC made changes after the break that almost paid dividends instantly as substitute Ellis H Zothansanga missed a glorious chance. Dina Varte soon followed suit and their profligacy in front of goal was soon punished by their opponents.
Looking to kill off the game, coach Lalruatliana Sailo introduced Lalrammuana in place of goalscorer Laldampuia. And the substitute repaid his manager's faith by slotting past Bethlehem Vengthlang FC's keeper Eddie Zorammawia in stoppage time.
MATCH - 1 : Electric Veng FC began their season in the most emphatic fashion as they pulled off an unlikely win against two time MPL champions Aizawl FC.
July 27, 2018 - Aizawl FC 1-2 Electric Veng FC
: (Lalkhawpuimawia 85')
: (Isak Vanlalpeka 18' Vanlalhmangaiha 27')
First half goals from Isak Vanlalpeka and Vanlalhmangaiha were enough to ensure three points for the MPL newcomers. Aizawl FC did pull one back through Lalkhawpuimawia in the 85th minute but it was too little too late, as their relentless pressure in the second half could not yield in enough goals to earn a point.
Electric Veng FC will be bouyed by their morale-boosting victory against formidable opposition and they could have had more had it not been for some sloppy play in the final third. They will now face Chanmari FC on Monday afternoon while Aizawl FC await the same opponents on Thursday evening.
FOOTBALL MIZORAM: LG Independence Cup officially launched
26.07.2018: MFA PRESS RELEASE
: The oldest active cup competition under the MFA, the LG Independence Cup was launched on the evening of 25th July in Aizawl. This illustrious club competition will be played from July 27 at Lammual.
Men's teams in Independence Cup 2018
Group A – Chanmari FC, Bethlehem Vengthlang FC, Electric Veng FC, Aizawl FC, Ramhlun North FC
Group B – Mizoram Police FC, Chawnpui FC, Chhinga Veng FC, Kanan FC, Jamshedpur FC
The launch programme was held in Hotel Regency with Mr. Amit Gujral, Chief Marketing Officer and Mr. Ranjit Kumar, MD - Task Team representing LG Electronics. India international Jeje Lalpekhlua took the honour of officially launching the competition.
"We are not stopping at just the Independence Cup, it is just the beginning. We are committed to the people of Mizoram, the youth of Mizoram. We would love to be a part of the upcoming footballing stars from Mizoram and have some kind of association in upbringing the football stature of Mizoram." stated Mr. Gujral.
The esteemed guests unveiled the new Independence Cup trophy which was followed by a tie draw for the 10 participating teams. This year's edition of the Independence Cup will feature the eight Mizoram Premier League clubs and ISL outfit Jamshedpur FC reserves along with Kanan Veng FC from the Aizawl District FA First Division.
One of the competition's former stars, Jeje Lalpekhlua said, "I was part of the 2006 I-Day Cup in what was my first senior tournament in football. It has opened up ways for me and now it is my wish that this year's edition do the same for other footballers."
Independence Day Football will also be played by women teams, Miss Mizoram 2018 T. Ramthanmawii unveiled the jerseys that will be worn by the women teams, all of which are sponsored by LG Electronics.
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