Infantino congratulates Chennai City on maiden I-League triumph

Chennai City FC won its maiden I-League title earlier this month, after a thrilling final-day finish, that saw the club end the league with 43 points.

Chennai City FC won the I-League title on the final day of the season.   -  S. Siva Saravanan

FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated Chennai City FC for winning its maiden I-League title, in a letter addressed to the All India Football Federation.

“I was delighted to hear that Chennai City FC have been crowned 2018/19 I-League champions. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate them for their first ever championship title,” wrote Infantino.

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“This is, no doubt, the result of effort and hard work, and everybody involved can be proud of this great achievement. I encourage them to continue working with determination and motivation,” he further stated.

“On behalf of the entire football community, I take this opportunity to thank Chennai City FC and your federation for helping spread the positive message of football and foster the practice of this beautiful game that unites us all.”

Chennai City FC won its maiden I-League title earlier this month, after a thrilling final-day finish, that saw the club end the league with 43 points, just a point above Kolkata giant East Bengal.