MFA to organise amateur football league from June
Shillong, May 17: The Meghalaya Football Association has announced the launch of first dedicated amateur football league in the state, which will start in June.
The league will feature 20 teams who will compete over 10 months in a round robin format. It will be open only to amateurs, with the expected kick-off date scheduled for June 11, 2022.
Addressing a press conference to announce the launch, MFA Treasurer Wanshan Kharkrang and MFA Adviser Arki Nongrum said the MFA Amateur League will be a boon to the football-loving population of Meghalaya and is aimed at spreading the game further in the state by fostering community bonding through healthy competition while promoting a fit and active lifestyle. The inaugural edition of the League will be conducted in Shillong, with a long-term plan to expand the outreach to other regions of Meghalaya in the coming years.
Speaking about the Amateur League, President of the Meghalaya Football Association, Larsing Ming Sawyan, said, “The MFA Amateur League is another step towards the MFA’s goal to broaden football’s footprint in the state. Amateur leagues are part and parcel of grassroots football activities around the world and give the chance to non-professionals to have fun, stay active, form new friendships and even reveal undiscovered talent in a professional and structured environment. The MFA has been working hard to make this league – a 10 months-long event – a reality and we are proud to launch it in 2022, a milestone year for our state. We are confident that the League will find a welcome place in Meghalaya’s football calendar and I wish all participating teams and players all the very best.”
Photo caption: Meghalaya Football Association Advisor Arki Nongrum and MFA Treasurer Wanshan Kharkrang address the press conference to announce the MFA Amateur League at the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday