10/29/2018 5:50:57 PM (GMT+3)

Shillong Lajong open I-League campaign against Aizawl

Shillong Lajong open I-League campaign against Aizawl

SHILLONG, Meghalaya: Shillong Lajong will host to Aizawl FC in their first game of I-League at the JN Stadium here on Sunday.

Lajong has never lost a home match against the Mizo rivals in the competition and had beaten them 3-1 in 2016 followed by  1-1 last year and early this year won 2-1.

During the preseason, Lajong had topped the league stage of the Shillong Premier League 2018 and are all set to face Langsning in the final on November 2.

On the other hand, Aizawl FC is currently sitting in the third place of the ongoing Mizoram Premier League.

For the I-League 2018/19 season, The Reds will field an all Indian line up with only the academy graduates hailing from the North Eastern states. The Club’s philosophy has always been to promote, nurture and give an opportunity to local talents. The Club management has immense faith in their youngsters and believes that it’s their time to shine and showcase their talent at the big footballing stage.