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2017/2018 Season

1 Minerva Punj 11 2 5 35
2 NEROCA FC 9 5 4 32
3 Mohun Bagan 8 7 3 31
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Indian I-League

AIFF finds Minerva Punjab owner 'guilty' of racial abuse

Kolkata -- I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC's owner Ranjit Bajaj has been banned for one year from all football activities and also fined Rs 10 lakh by the AIFF after the federation found him 'guilty' of making racist remarks against a referee.

The AIFF's Disclipinary Committee said this was the fourth offence committed by Bajaj within a span of year.

The latest incident happened during Minerva's Under-18 Youth League play-off match against Aizawl FC that ended in a 1-1 draw at JLN Stadium in...

Minerva Punjab express displeasure over Super Cup draw

I-League champions Minerva and runners-up NEROCA have been drawn to face ISL teams in the round of 16 itself.

Less than a week after completing an improbable I-League win, Minerva Punjab have expressed their displeasure over both the "discrimination" in the draw for the upcoming Super Cup, as well as the perceived insufficient financial support from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the knockout tournament that starts with the qualifiers in Bhubaneswar on March 15.

"Even if we play one small local tournament, the organisers put you up in one place at least. Here we have come to know that there...

Army of champions: Deconstructing the Minerva fairy-tale

A first-half goal from William Opoku earned Minerva a 1-0 win over Churchill Brothers, helping them seal the title on the final day.
From ninth to first: Minerva upset the odds to win the I-League

At first, Kassim Aidara thought he had the wrong location. Aidara had just signed with I-League club Minerva Punjab FC. Having played for over a decade in Europe, it was a gamble on Aidara's part, but a necessary one if he had to get a foothold in the Indian football scene.

When he arrived at the address he'd been given for his club, in the village of Daon along the Chandigarh-Mohali highway, he was confused by what he saw.

Two rifle-bearing guards, who seemed to have been pulled out of Chandigarh's...

Minerva give India another champion team from Punjab

Minerva Punjab winger Chencho Gyeltshen on the team's I-League win.

Spectators who arrived at Panchkula's Tau Devi Lal Stadium on Thursday for the final game of Minerva FC's season -- against Churchill Brothers -- were greeted by posters that spoke of the team's journey and where they saw themselves. "Singh is King, Chak de Fatte," said one. "Started from bottom, now we here," said another.

'Here' referred not just to the Tau Devi Lal Stadium but also to the rather unexpected position the home team found themselves in. A win in their final game of the season...