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AIFF President congratulates Minerva on I-League triumph

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Football Federation (AIFF) today congratulated for becoming the Hero champions, saying the side deserved the triumph after an exciting campaign.

"Football Club on winning the Hero 2017-18 and gaining a spot in the ACL 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," Patel was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Football Federation.

Minerva defeated Churchill Brothers 1-0 in their final match in Panchkula today to finish on 35 points and emerge champions for the first time.

AIFF also congratulated Minerva on the achievement.

"Well played Football Club, the deserving champions of the Hero 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," he said.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:30 IST