16th January 2016 would undoubtedly go down as an historic day in Indian Football. It was a day when Aizawl hosted its first ever I League match at the picturesque Rajiv Gandhi Stadium when home team Aizawl FC against Bengaluru FC.
Defending champions Mohun Bagan AC started off the 2016 season of the I-League with a 3-1 home victory over newcomers Aizawl FC, but Mariners coach Sanjoy Sen believes that this was one of the toughest matches of his career.
Mohun Bagan AC kicked off their I-League defence with a convincing 3-1 win over I-League Division II champions Aizawl FC with a brace from new acquisition Cornell Glen.
I-League Division Two came to a dramatic conclusion as 2010 Winners ONGC clinched a promotion with Baichung Bhutia's dream project United Sikkim. ONGC will be making their second appearance in the top league but United Sikkim will be making a grand debut next season.
Aizawl FC, which goes by the motto of being a "People's Club" created history by becoming the first club from Mizoram to qualify for main round of I-League Division Two. Guest author Vanlalnghaka Chhawnchhek takes a look at Aizawl FC's eventful journey in Division Two.