Sports Minister of India, Vijay Goel congratulates Aizawl FC & owner Robert Royte!

The Indian Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel met Robert R. Royte, the president and owner of Aizawl FC at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday, May 25 and congratulated him and the whole club for their historic win of the I-League title this season.

In the meeting Mr. Royte told the Minister that whereas Aizawl FC is all set to play Asia level competition in the coming season, the absence of standard football stadium in the state for hosting international matches has become the concern of the people of Mizoram. The Minister told the President of Aizawl FC that in recognition of Aizawl FC’s success he would soon give funds to the state government of Mizoram to construct a qualified Football stadium so that Aizawl FC can host other Asian club competitions in their home city of Aizawl. The Minister further stated that he would soon write to the CM of Mizoram about his desire to give funds for the same provided suitable land is available for the stadium. Robert Royte also gave option for strengthening of existing Rajiv Gandhi Stadium so as to qualify under the AFC infrastructure criteria if suitable land is not available.

On the issue of the I-League and Indian Super League merger, the Minister advised Robert Royte to sit together with other I-League clubs and come up to him with a concrete proposal. On request of Mr. Royte, the Minister also promised to visit the Aizawl FC Academy complex during his upcoming visit to Mizoram in the upcoming month of June 2017.

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