The Meghalaya Football Association (MFA) has recommended Ryntih Football Club from the state to participate in the 2nd Division Hero I-League.
In a letter to the president of the All India Football Federation, MFA president, Larsing Ming Sawyan said that the Association would like to nominate Ryntih for consideration to occupy the vacancy and participate in the 2nd Division Hero I-League season 2020-2021.
“In this regard, I urge you to take a positive consideration of the matter and we, as an apex body for football development in the state, will assist Ryntih in our best jurisdictive capacity,” the MFA president said.
Last year, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) had invited bids for new teams for direct entry into the I-League for 2020-2021 season following the exit of Mohun Bagan who merged with ISL outfit ATK to play in the ISL.
Ryntih also participated in the bidding process.
However, the AIFF Bid Evaluation Committee had chosen Delhi-based Sudeva FC as the winner for direct entry into the I-League instead of Rynthih.
Sreenidhi FC from Visakhapatnam was also awarded the right to take part in the I-League, but from 2021-22 season onwards.
There was expectation last year that Meghalaya’s name would once again enter the Indian football map had Ryntih been selected for direct entry into the prestigious I-League.
Shillong Lajong FC, the first football club from Meghalaya to play in the I-League.
Ryntih was formed two decades ago with a focus to open up avenues in football for budding talents of Mawlai Mawdatbaki locality in Shillong city.
Recently, the football club has also honoured, Pynïaid Sing Syiem who is the chairman of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), as the brand ambassador of the club, and Bremley Lyngdoh as international adviser.