The Northeast Futsal League (NEFL) is underway at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor in Sarusajai of Guwahati.
It is India’s first-ever mixed-gender futsal league featuring six teams in total.
The league is being played over a period of seven days, from August 25 to 31.
In the first match, Arunachal Highlander showed a comprehensive performance to snacth a win against Meghalaya Thunders.
Paula Boza Gil from Spain playing for Arunachal team becomes first female player of the league to score.
She scored both the goals.
Francis was the lone scorer for Meghalaya as the match ended in a 2-1 win for Arunachal Highlander.
In the second match, Mizo Falcons won against Apunba Manipur with a margin of 3-2.
For Mizo Falcons, their captain Alan scored one goal while Michael scored two goals.
Md Yasir and Md Shah Jahan scored one each for Manipur.
All the matches will be streamed online on official YouTube channel.
Fixtures for August 27
Apunba Manipur vs Assam Titans (4pm-5pm)
Mizo Falcons vs Meghalaya Thundera (5pm-6pm)
Nagaland Super 5 Vs Arunachal Highlander (6pm-7pm)
The NEFL is a brainchild of Proclivity sports and Recreation Pvt Ltd or PSR, owned by Ranajit Mahanta and Biswajit Mahanta.
It is aimed to create and develop a sustainable foundation for the sport of Futsal as a sporting career alternative for the athletes of Assam and Northeast.
It is also aimed at providing the best education, facilities and showcases to participate in the game.
NEFL will be the first major sports, involving all eight north-eastern states of the country.