Capital-based outfit Mumbai FC’s days in the India’s top-flight league have come to an end.
The Mumbaikars‘ relegation to the second tier of the domestic top tier has been confirmed following the Konkan side Churchill Brothers’ emphatic win over new entrant Chennai City FC.
Churchill Brothers’ win at Tilak Maidan takes their points tally to 20. This means fellow relegation contestants Mumbai FC, who are on 12 points with two games in hand, will be shown the exit door.
Even if Mumbai collected the maximum available points in the remaining matches, they would only have at most 18 points in total.
The Mumbaikars’ are likely to miss the Federation Cup as well unless they finish on or above eighth place on the league table – the minimum position required to qualify for India’s oldest domestic tournament.
This is the first time they have been relegated since their entry to the top tier back in 2007.
The Maharashtra outfit often ended the season in a mid-table position under Khalid Jamil’s reign with their best record being a fifth spot finish in the 2015/16 season.