Mizoram To Build FIFA Certified Football Ground

by Sanjana Shenoy
Mizoram To Build FIFA Certified Football Ground

Football and Northeast go as smooth as wine and cheese. This popular game is a source of much jubilation across the world and its players are worshipped as heroes. In India too, we have a sizable number of millennials who love sports and follow football to the ‘T’. For all football fans in India, Mizoram is will soon have a FIFA ( Fédération Internationale de Football Association) certified football ground! Mizoram’s Minister for Sports and Tourism, Robert Romawia Royte shared this news. When it comes to a football, a Ghanaian footballer stuck in Mumbai airport for 74 days amid the lockdown was finally shifted to a hotel. 

Mizoram All Set To Kick Up A Storm With FIFA Certified Football Ground

Mizoram’s Minister for Sports and Tourism, Robert Romawia Royte announced that Mizoram will soon get its own FIFA certified stadium. He informed to media houses that the football ground is under construction at Kolasib town near the Assam border. He paid a visit to inspect the construction work there. It’s interesting to note that during this pandemic, Mizoram set up shops without shopkeepers as a social distancing measure. 

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) sports academy at Kolasib’s Saidan is carrying out this construction work. The artificial turf that is being laid at the ground is certified by FIFA and is about to be completed now. Kolasib is among the eleven districts of Mizoram and is the smallest of all in area. The town of Kolasib is mostly known for its sports centres and sportsmen.

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Mizoram Government Hopes The Football Ground Shall Encourage Other Sportspersons In The State

Speaking to media agencies, Robert Romawia Royte said: “Mizoram will soon have its first FIFA certified football field.” The minister also said that besides football, there will be three more disciplines under construction at SAI sports academy at Saidan at Kolasib district. The government hopes that the construction of this football ground will encourage the sportspersons in the state. China is building the world’s largest stadium in a lotus shape.

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The minister also inspected the feasibility of Kawnpui and Vairengte’s new infrastructure for sports and to upgrade the existing facilities. The government has ordered an upgrade for the existing football ground at Kawnpui by laying artificial turf. After this, basketball and volleyball courts at Kawnpui will be built here. The minister said that the government is also planning to set up a sports training centre at Vairengte on the Mizoram-Assam border. In the meanwhile, do take a virtual tour of North East’s Shillong through this video.