Minerva have expressed displeasure over 'discrimination' in the Super Cup draw, as well as the perceived insufficient financial support from the AIFF.
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A military academy, a short-tempered owner, and a club that finished ninth the previous season. How on earth did Minerva Punjab win the I-League?
In the all-important game against Churchill Brothers, Minerva ensured there was no repeat of the glitches seen from them earlier in this season.
With four teams in contention for the title until the last kick, the I-League's final day was not short on drama on the final day. Here's a recap.
Five current and former footballers tell ESPN who among Minerva, NEROCA, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are most likely to win the I-League.
I-League leaders Minerva FC have accused the goalkeeping coach of East Bengal of making improper approaches to members of his team.
March 8 is the final day of the I-League season and four teams still have a mathematical chance of winning the title.
With 6 goals -- the second most by any player in the league -- and 3 Player of the matches, Chencho has proved his worth as a bargain buy for Minerva.
As things stands, four teams - NEROCA, Minerva, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan -- are in with a shot at the title. Who has the most favourable odds?
The race for the I-League title, that could well have been sealed on Tuesday, will now have to be fought perhaps right until the final round.
ESPN crunches some numbers from I-League's ten previous seasons to see how Minerva's title credentials match with the winning teams over the years.
Chencho Gyeltshen has raised the profile of Bhutan football with his sparkling performances for I-League table toppers Minerva Punjab.
Identifying their best players and sticking with them have helped both Minerva and NEROCA shine this season.
Ranjit Bajaj, owner of I-League team Minerva Punjab, has reported approaches made to two of his players, to fix matches for INR 30 lakh.
Minerva Punjab's strong start has raised hopes they may even emulate JCT, another north Indian team, and go on to win the national title.
Aizawl have not had the best of starts this season, but against the league leaders Minerva Punjab, they turned back the clock to 2016-17.
A month into the new season, Debayan Sen picks his five best players from the 2017-18 I-League so far.
With two leagues running simultaneously, I-League will find it increasingly difficult to compete with ISL, but there's hope for younger players.
Defending champions Aizawl FC begin their title defence away to East Bengal, while the first Kolkata derby of the season will take place on Dec 2.