All eyes are set to on Aizawl FC who face Shillong Lajong needing just a draw to secure a historic I-League title on April 30. Along with fans, though, the match will be closely followed by All India Football Federation’s Integrity Officer Javed Siraj who is scheduled to reach Shillong a day in advance to ensure fair play, PTI reported.
Terming it a “routine visit”, AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta said: “This time he’s going a day in advance.”
While there will be a lot at stake for Aizawl FC, fifth-placed Shillong Lajong will have nothing to lose or gain as they are neither in title hunt nor do they face any threat of being relegated.
A loss for Aizawl will benefit Mohun Bagan who face Chennai City in their last round game as all eyes will be on the two Northeastern sides Aizawl and Shillong Lajong.
Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan 1-0 at home to go within touching distance of the I-League title in a remarkable turnaround in Indian football.