The 8th edition of the Mizoram Premier League (MPL) is all set to begin on September 5th, 2019. A host of well-known personalities from the world of football and entertainment will be present, and the opening ceremony will be held at Lammual, which is expected to witness a ‘carnival atmosphere’.
Players from all the eight clubs will be present at the kickoff program for introduction and unveiling of the new kits. Besides the entertainment and cultural part, Grassroots Football Drills will be performed by grassroots football students.
Each of the opening ceremonies of the previous seven seasons were held in indoor halls, with entry limited for the fans. This will be the first time MPL is going outdoors for the opening act. As usual, eight clubs – Aizawl FC, Chanmari FC, Chawnpui FC, Chhinga Veng FC, Electric Veng FC, FC Venghnuai, Mizoram Police and Ramhlun North FC will battle it out on the football turf for the coveted trophy.
Defending champions Aizawl FC will start their season on September 6 when they take on last year’s finalist and former champions Chhinga Veng FC. All eight teams will have two face-offs in the league stage, and the top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals, with the final slated for December 6, 2019. All the Mizoram Premier League matches are scheduled to take place at Lammual. Students wearing uniforms will get free entry.