The All India Football Federation (AIFF) lauded Manipur club Tiddim Road Athletic Union FC for winning the Second Division League 2018-19, and qualifying to the next edition of the I-League.
They are the second club from the state of Manipur after NEROCA FC to have qualified for the I-League from the second tier in three years.
TRAU FC defeated Ozone FC 2-1 at the Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal today, May 19 to clinch the championship with one match left. The Manipuri side has amassed 15 points from five matches (so far), whereas second-placed Chhinga Veng FC are on 10 points having played an equal number of matches.
I-League CEO Sunando Dhar said, “Congratulations TRAU FC for the achievement. I’m sure the Hero I-League will be more competitive and challenging next season with their inclusion. I wish them all the best for the next endeavour.”