Sunday, April 30, 2017 will go down in history as, perhaps, one of the glorious days for the Zo tribes as Aizawl FC lifted the I-League Trophy for the first time here in Shillong’s Polo Ground Stadium. With this victory, the team also became the first football club from the Northeast to win the I-League title.
— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) April 30, 2017
However, Aizawl FC recovered to dominate the game until William Lalnunfela scored that crucial equaliser in the 67th minute. The fans were equally supportive and there’s lots of praise from the local administration.
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) April 30, 2017
A day earlier, East Bengal FC thrashed Mumbai FC 4-0 to grab the third spot in the league table while Bengaluru finished in the 4th position.
“The core of the team that won the Santosh trophy back in 2014 is the same one that has formed the I league winning team. The winning mentality had already been established and we are very proud of the boys,” said Mizoram Football Association (MFA) Honorary Secretary Lalnghinglova Hmar.
Below is the final ranking for the season.