The match will take place on Aizwal FC’s home ground on July 1.
When the largest recorded flood in 50 years from Tlawng River hit Mizoram in June 2017, hundreds of people lost their homes and several lost their loved ones too. The incessant rains caused extensive damage in many districts across the state resulting in landslides and mudslides.
According to an India Today report, approximately 350 houses were completely submerged by the floods and 8 people were pronounced dead on June 14, 2017.
Indian Footballers, Jayesh Rane and Ashutosh Mehta started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the affected families in Mizoram.
Ashutosh and I have started a fundraiser for the people of Mizoram, there have been flash floods in the…
Posted by Jayesh Rane on Thursday, June 15, 2017
Taking the initiative forward, the Football Players Association of India (FPAI), which the players are a part of, will play a charity match against Mizoram FA XI at I-League champion Aizwal FC’s home ground on July 1.
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The money will be used to aid the victims affected by the floods in Mizoram. The Football Players Association of India took to Twitter to announce the news of the upcoming charity match.
We will play a match against Mizoram FA XI and hand over the match proceeds to the flood victims in the state. https://t.co/G2Fzoo7XWJ pic.twitter.com/rp5OCVqgan
— PFA India (@FPAI) June 20, 2017
In a Facebook post they said, “We are happy to announce we will be playing an exhibition match against the Mizoram FA XI in Aizawl on the 1st of July 2017 and felicitating the Indian football Award winners on the same day. The proceeds of the exhibition match will be handed over to the families of the victims who suffered during the Mizoram floods. We thank the Mizoram FA for their unending support towards this cause and call all the football lovers of Mizoram to help us in making this game a success.”
To help flood-affected Mizoram families, donate here.