The much awaited Shillong Premier League, an association football league, will kick off today with a match between Shillong United FC and last year’s runner ups Rangdajied United FC.
The annual tournament is organised by The Shillong Sports Association in association with the Officer’s Choice Blue. The matches will be held at the J N stadium in the city.
The Second Division Football tournament will continue from August 7 onwards at Ground No.3 as Ground No.1 is not yet ready to hold any matches due to continuous inclement weather during the past few days, as notified on the association’s website.
The 8 participating teams in this year’s edition are :
- Shillong United FC
- Rangdajied United FC
- Malki SC
- Wahingdoh FC
- Langsning FC
- Boys Sports Coy 58 GTC
- Shillong Lajong FC
- MLP Football Team
The league started in 2010 with both Royal Wahingdoh FC and Shillong Lajong F.C winning the coveted title 3 times apiece. In 2016, Gionee, one of the world’s top mobile phone manufacturers, came on board as principal sponsors of Meghalaya’s leading football competition.
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