Aizawl, Jun 26 (PTI) Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said that a football academy would be set up at the Mizoram Football Association’s (MFA) football ground at Sairang village near Aizawl. Also Read - Mizoram to Partly Withdraw Forces From Assam Border, BSF to be Deployed

Goel, who is on a maiden two-day visit to Mizoram after becoming the Union Minister, said that the Football Academy would be set up in view of the recent excellent performance of Mizoram teams in national level football tournaments. Also Read - 'Adorable & Admirable': PM Modi Praises Mizoram Girl For Her 'Vande Mataram' Rendition | Watch

Mizoram’s Aizawl Football Club (AFC) bagged the prestigious I-League 2017 while Mizoram team also won the National Games football in 2015 and the the Santosh Trophy in 2014. Also Read - Mizoram Reports its First Coronavirus Death After a 62-Year-Old Man Succumbs to The Infection

Goel accompanied by Mizoram Sports minister Zodintluanga also visited the Suaka Cricket ground.

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