Northern Power house and country’s sole representative in the Hero I-League, Minerva Punjab FC have been nominated by the Jury of FFCI for the following 2 Awards :
1. Hero I- League Club of the Month ( Nov-Dec 2017 ).
2. Hero I-League Coach and Astt. Coach of the Month (For Head Coach Sri Wangkhem Khogen Singh and Astt. Coach Sri Sachin Badadhe)
Federation of Football Coaches in India (FFCI), an Organization formed in 2011 and approved by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is scheduled to organize its Monthly Award Ceremony for the ‘I-League Club of the Month’ and ‘I-League Coach of the Month’ on 8th January 2018 at The Calcutta Sports Journalists Club premises at 3 PM onwards.
FFCI Monthly Awards are given to the Club in accordance with the constant lead position during the month (30 days in the I-League 2017 apart from this Development and Playing philosophy of the club is also taken onto consideration for nomination.
It is indeed a honour for the Apollo backed team, Minerva Punjab FC to be rewarded by Sri Shyam Thapa, Chairman, Technical Committee AIFF and Chief Mentor, FFCI. The Mohali based club’s contribution to the Development of Indian Football have not gone unnoticed as they managed to contribute around 33 players to various age-groups of Indian Football Team starting frm U-15 to the Senior National Team. Notebly India’s first goal-scorer at a FIFA World Cup Tournament was too a product of Minerva Punjab FC’s Academy along with 3 others who made a cut in the 21-member squad for Team India at its first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup appearance.