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National women’s team gear up for SAFF championship

The team leaves for Nepal on March 5

The popularity of football in the country has today become a career for a handful of Bhutanese players. The name Chencho Gyeltshen has become synonymous to the game. But not many are familiar with the national women’s team skipper or any of the players. To read more, please subscribe by …

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Transport United out of AFC Cup 2019

Transport United (red) players displayed a much improved performance

Despite a spirited first-half performance, Transport Utd FC failed to capitalise on its single goal lead and conceded two goals in the second half bowing out of the AFC Cup 2019 tournament once again. Support poured in numbers at the stadium despite the cold wet weather. However, the visitors fought …

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Transport Utd counting on home advantage

The coaches and team captains at the pre-match press conference yesterday

If heat in the plains of Sri Lanka’s Racecourse International Stadium was one factor that led to the humilation of Transport United FC on February 20, the cold and thin air could help the home team to avenge the biggest defeat in the AFC Cup 2019. Tansport United lost 7-1 …

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Gelephu cricket ground to be operational next year

Once completed the ground would accommodate about five cricket pitches of international standard

After almost a yearlong delay, works on the country’s first dedicated cricket ground in Gelephu will resume next month. Started in October 2016, construction works at the cricket ground came to a halt after the completion of the main ground development works. To read more, please subscribe by registering at …

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Paro FC lifts the Gold Cup

Chencho and his team celebrate the winning goal

The Gold Cup or the Jigme Dorji Memorial Gold Cup, after 12 years, has come to Bhutan. It will remain with Paro Football Club who won the championship yesterday beating Three Star FC of Nepal 1-0. Defender Chencho’s header in the 75th minute was enough to seal the win after …

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Gold cup semis kick off today

Defeating the Royal FC Siliguri yesterday, the United Brothers FC, a Kalimpong club, has reached the semi-finals of the ongoing Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Gold Cup in Phuentsholing.

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Paro FC to play Nepal Army in Gold Cup semi-final

Ugyen Academy FC celebrate their goal against Three Star

Paro FC yesterday beat Pran Jaigaon FC 2-1 in an anxious match at the ongoing Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Gold Cup in Phuentsholing. The teams had equal footing in terms of ball possession, strikes, and skills but Paro FC finished better. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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Gold Cup kicks off today

Phuentsholing FC practices for the championship

After a hiatus of 12 years, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Gold Cup (JDWMGC), fondly renowned as the Gold Cup, the biggest sporting event in Phuentsholing, will kick off at three pm today. The cup was last held in 2006. To read more, please subscribe by registering at www.ekuensel.com

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A mixed bag for sports

Bhutanese striker Chencho Gyeltshen pushed the boundaries in football

Inclusive and moving towards more professional development, sports went through all sorts of sentiments in the year of dog. It saw moments of celebrations, victories, and despairs. While women performed well in football, it did not favour girls playing football in the country. BFF dropped their plan to increase the …

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Chencho Gyeltshen joins Neroca FC

Proving his talent to perform at any given time, the lone Bhutanese international in Indian Super League, Chencho Gyeltshen completed his move to Neroca FC, an I league team on January 31. Chencho Gyeltshen scored a winner against Northeast United FC, the second ISL goal of the season, a day …

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