Meghalaya aims to be ‘football power state’ in India with the launch of Mission Football


SHILLONG, July 24, 2017: Meghalaya aims to be a football power state in the country and Saturday's Mission Football which was launched at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong is just one right step towards clinching that tag.

The atmosphere was amazing with thousands of people turning up. Mission Football is a project aimed at developing infrastructure throughout the state so as to ensure the growth of football which is greatly loved in the state. Meghalaya is to complete work on its 6th artificial turf which would make it the state with the most artificial turfs in the country.

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The launch on Saturday also saw fans enjoying the game between Northeastern players with players from other parts of the country where the Northeast side won 2-0.

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Former Indian international player Renedy Singh and ex Premier League player Michael Chopra were also in attendance. Earlier in the day, the two footballers had visited sports organization Touchline NE's football training session with the kids having a great time interacting with them. The children of Providence School, a school for the underprivileged were also in attendance and were captivated by the experiences shared by the two professional footballers.

Meghalaya is moving in the right direction in ensuring football talent is developed and nourished the right way and with help from the government.

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