Shillong, Sep 23: Highlander Brigade, the omnipresent supporters’ group of NorthEast United FC, will unveil Asia’s largest-ever handmade tifo during the club’s first home match of the Indian Super League (ISL) against Mumbai City FC on September 24.
The 12,375 sq ft tifo will incorporate the heritage of the region. This will be Asia’s largest ever handmade tifo unveiled during a football match. The size of the tifo would be 165ft x 75ft.
“It has taken us around 15 days to prepare the tifo so far which included drawing, painting, tailoring of the clothes used for it,” the Highlander Brigade said.
“We faced a lot of challenges during the entire process. Owing to the huge size of the tifo, finding a space big enough for our tifo had been a stumbling block, but NEUFC were kind enough to allow us to prepare the tifo at the stadium itself,” it added.
The work for the 60-kg tifo had been going on at the Sarusajai stadium for the last few days but because of incessant rains in Guwahati, it had to be shifted from Guwahati to Abhayapuri, Bongaigaon.