Shillong (Meghalaya), Sept 29: Mawlai SC secured the OC Blue Shillong Premier League 2021-22 crown on Sept 9 but will finally get their hands on the trophy tomorrow, following the conclusion of the 56th and final match of the season.
The last meeting will be between Langsning FC and Mawlai and will begin at the earlier time of 2:15pm at Third Ground, Polo, here. The Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh, has kindly consented to be the chief guest on the occasion.
This season of the OC Blue SPL has been of special significance as it marked the return of top flight local football after the Covid-19 pandemic.
It was also extra special for Mawlai, who were back in the competition after several years in the First Division and the OC Blue SPL title is the icing on the cake for their players, management and, most importantly, supporters. Mawlai have been absolutely imperious this season, winning 10 of their 13 games so far and having conceded only seven goals while scoring 31.
The only spot still left up for grabs is second place. Rangdajied United FC, who played their final match on Monday, currently hold it with 28 points. However, Langsning could reclaim it if they beat Mawlai tomorrow, which will be no easy task.
Mawlai fielded a largely second string side on September 17 in their penultimate fixture (and lost it to Rangdajied) but they will want to end the season on a winning note, especially as a thank you to their many fans who are expected to gather at the ground.