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2nd Division League: More about Chanmari FC fom Aizawl

2.01K   //    24 Mar 2015, 09:56 IST

North-East Indian and Mizoram outfit Chanmari FC take part in the Second Division League for the first time as they look to get off the mark in the tournament this season with a win against Kenkre FC at the Kanchenjunga Krirangan in Siliguri on March 29 in their inaugural game.

Chanmari FC, the second team from Mizoram to participate in the tournament along with Aizawl FC, have been continuously training since the start of the season i.e. July 2014. The team trains four hours every day except on Sunday.

Gym exercises are also done by the players under the guidance of the fitness trainer. The training is held usually in the morning from 7 to 10am at the ground, and technical classes are also held on a regular basis. The team trains at the MSSC Ground and The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, both of which are situated in Aizawl.

The last official match played by the club was the Mizoram Premier League final against Aizawl FC on December 2014. It was a 2-legged final which Chanmari FC lost on penalties. Chanmari FC, though, were the winners of the MPL in the 2013-14 edition.

Gaurav Chatterjee, the Head Coach of the Club, says, "Chanmari FC are very thrilled and honoured to participate in our maiden campaign of the 2nd Division I-League. We have a very good training ahead of the tournament, the fitness and techniques of the players are very good.”

"We may not be the favorites to qualify for the I-League but we definitely have the potential and hunger to go the distance.”

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