Chennai City awarded I-League trophy

Newly-crowned champion of India, Chennai City FC, was awarded the I-League trophy at a ceremony in Chennai, on Wednesday.
Chennai City awarded I-League trophy
Chennai City players celebrate with the trophy

Chennai

Chennai City, which had wowed the fans with its exciting brand of football, pipped Kolkata giant East Bengal by just one point, in yet another race to the finish that lasted till the final day.

“We have put Tamil Nadu football in the map with this win, and I’m very happy that the state is getting the recognition. Also, I’m delighted that more and more local players have come through and won the I-League medal,” said Chennai City co-owner Rohith Ramesh.

The I-League trophy was handed over to the Coimbatore-based club by All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das and I-League CEO Sunando Dhar. Das stressed on the importance of strategic planning that got the club to the title. He said, “Chennai City FC’s triumph this season has been a true testament of their planning, strategising and execution. I, on the behalf of the AIFF, would like to congratulate Rohith Ramesh and the entire Chennai City FC for their achievement, that too only in their third year in the top flight of Indian Football.”

Dhar marvelled at the fact that a club that was formed a little over three years ago, has been able to topple the traditional giants of the game.

“It’s a stupendous achievement by the club, to win the I-League trophy within just three-and-a-half years of its existence. I would like to send my heartiest congratulations to the owners, club management, and the players.”

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