In Gangtok today ONGC played a one-all draw against Aizawl FC in their last match. Aizawl FC took a surprise 30th minute lead through a Sumaila Safianu free-kick, but Al-Hassan Abubakar equalised for ONGC through a penalty to ensure promotion.
After the end of the match it was celebration time for ONGC, who return to the I-League for the second time in their history, who swung the ONGC flag and also threw their manager Bibek Bhowmik into the air.
My congratulations to ONGC on gaining promotion!!! Hopefully they will now work to fulfil all necessary AFC Club Licensing criteria and work to build a fan base in Mumbai.
Prasenjit Ghosh, Bilifang Narzary
Gary D’Mello, Olagoke Akinsel, Bimal Minz, A. Naresh, Jagabandu Modi
Parwinder Singh, Jatin Singh Bisht, Sachin Gawas, Rajib Boro, M.C. Dhanesh, Nitesh Monde
Katsumi Yusa, Kailash Patel, Al-Hassan Abubakar, Silva Andrea, Kenistan C.
Caetano Pinho (Chief Coach), Sunil Chaudhary (Assistant Coach), Bibek K. Bhowmik (Manager)
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