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More teams sign up for national league

Football: Paro United FC is the newest club to join the national league this season.  Seven teams will take part in the tournament this year – four from Thimphu and one each from Punakha, Paro, and Phuntsholing. FC Rigsum is one of the new clubs to enter the A-division level from B-division this year.  A total of 27 clubs – eight A-division, 10 B-division and nine C-division – have registered this season with Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) Competition officer with BFF, Kinley Dorji, said that [... Read More]

7-A-side Yuljong Winter Championship kicks off

Football: A “7-A-side” Yuljong Winter Championship kicked off yesterday at the Chang Jiji football ground with 10 teams participating. The tournament is organised by Paro Yuljong Futsal Club, to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The organiser said that besides generating fund for the club the tournament is aimed to promote the game of football and to engage the youths gainfully during their vacation. The tournament that was supposed to start form December 31 got postponed because only a handful [... Read More]

Jachungs wins the winter championship

DSC_2532Winners: Team Jachungs (left) and Phojas with their trophies

Basketball: Jachungs defeated Phojas 74-65 in the finals of the winter basketball championship at swimming pool complex yesterday. Jachungs took the lead by five baskets in the first quarter. Phojas defensive play in the second quarter brought the deficit to two baskets. In the third quarter, Phojas nearly closed the gap but Jachungs’ persistent play towards the end of the quarter extended the lead by three baskets. In the last quarter, Jachungs further extended the lead by nine points. His Royal Highness Dasho Jigyel Ugyen [... Read More]

Community Basketball tournament Ends

Basketball: The first community basketball championship ended yesterday with a friendly match between the three participating communities. The week-long pilot project was organised to give basic basketball training to students. A total of 30 participants took part in the championship and the participants were awarded certificates. National Basketball coach Tenzin Jamtsho said that although the number of participants was lower than what they expected, he was still happy with the outcome. “The main reason to organise this sort of tournaments is to give more importance [... Read More]

Sheikh Jamal are new King’s Cup champions

DSC_8403Champions: Sheikh Jamal of Bangladesh are the 2014 Kings’s Cup winner

King’s Cup: Bangladesh’s Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club snatched the King’s Cup trophy, their second title abroad, yesterday after beating Pune FC. MD Yeasin Khan headed Wedson Anselme’s corner in the 25th minute, what turned out to be the winner of the final match at the packed Changlimithang stadium to take home Nu 0.5M in cash prize. After taking the lead, except for occasional counter attacks, the team defended with all energy in the remaining part of the match. With blue caps and red flags, the [... Read More]

Sheikh Jamal beats Mohan Bagan 5-3

IMG_8229Goal: Wedson Anselme scores from the penalty spot for Sheikh Jamal

Both reach semi finals King’s Cup: Striker Emeka Darlington Onuoha and Darboe Landing scored a brace each as Sheikh Jamal defeated Mohan Bagan FC 5-3 in the last game of the league round of King’s Cup. Both the teams advance into the semi finals. Enjoying crowd support, Sheikh Jamal got off to a perfect start scoring in the sixth minute when Debjit Mujumnder spilled Emeka Darlington Onuoha’s powerful volley. Ten minutes later, Sheikh Jamal doubled their lead. Mid fielder Darboe Landing slid the ball under [... Read More]

Ugyen Academy outplays Assam Electricity

King’s Cup: Ugyen Academy FC outplayed Assam Electricity 4-0 in their last match of the King’s Cup yesterday at the Changlimithang stadium, Thimphu. Both the teams are out of the tournament, but they didn’t disappoint the crowd and gave a thrilling match. The first goal of the match came in the 16th minute from striker Tshering Wangdi when the ball deflected from one of the Assamese defenders. It seemed that Ugyen Academy had found their luck with the crowd who rooted for the local team [... Read More]

Mohan Bagan overwhelms NR Mazda

King’s Cup: Mohan Bagan drew a step closer to the semi final after thrashing nine-men Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda of Thailand 3-0 at Changlimithang yesterday evening. It’ll go into the semi finals as  the winner from group A if it beats Shiekh Jamal tomorrow. Mohan Bagan’s decision to attacked early on paid dividends snatching an early lead in the 9th minute. Sony Norde’s powerful volley from inside the box beat a dazed Thai goalie Adisak Huntes. NR Mazda’s night worsened when Akarawin Sawasdee was sent off [... Read More]

Pune FC beats Ugyen Academy 1-0

DSC_2149Ugyen Academy goalie Hari saves a close range effort from Pune FC

Pune tops Group B with two games to go for semis King’s Cup: Ugyen Academy’s dream start to the Kings Cup football tournament came to a halt, when Pune FC beat them 1-0 yesterday, and topped group B with two wins from two. The young boys played with a defensive approach, but couldn’t restrict the Indians, who started impressively with a few shots on targets in the opening few minutes.  In the 13th minute, a defensive error form Ugyen Academy handed Pune the lead. Ryuji [... Read More]

King’s Cup – Bhutan duo, underdogs

Nine teams, from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand, plus the home two, are in the field this year Football: Local team Druk United is up against a formidable opponent when the King’s Cup kicks off on November 15, but they will relish the challenge of playing against the Bangladesh national league champion, Sheikh Jamal. “We want to win the Cup,” team captain, Karun Gurung said. “Football is an unpredictable game. We’re keeping our hopes high to win the tournament.” Given the quality of teams participating [... Read More]

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