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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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U-18 air rifle championship witnesses over 25 participants

Of 27 participants, 13 were girls

The first open 10-metre under-18 air rifle championship held in Thimphu saw over 25 participants. Participants as young as nine-year-old Namgya Tshering Seldon and eleven-year-old Tshering Tashi Lhamo took part in the championship. Tshering Tashi Lhamo entered final to compete against seven other girls for the championship. National coach for …

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TT teams from Japan to visit Bhutan

The top two Japan Table Tennis League teams, Citizen and Kyowa will be in the country from January 29 to February 3 as part of the long-time friendship and collaboration between Bhutan and Japan in table tennis. The visit is expected to boost competitiveness and inclusiveness of the sport. The …

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Ugyen Academy crowned champions of Samtse Championship

Ugyen Academy FC (Photo: BFF)

It was repayment time for Ugyen Academy (UA) FC, as the team from Punakha defeated the two time national champions, Transport United FC 3-0 in the finals of the inaugural Samtse Championship on January 26. Prior to the Samtse Championship finals, the two teams have met four times in a …

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Ugyen Academy and Transport Utd. in Samtse Championship Final

Transport United coach, Ngawang Dhendup celebrates the win with the players and club officials

When Paro FC was drawn with Transport United FC in the semi finals of the ongoing Samtse championship, many thought Paro FC, who didn’t lose a single game, would reach the finals. But that hope was dashed when Transport United FC pulled the biggest surprise of the championship beating Paro …

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Expanding opportunities for PWDs through sports

Students learn basics of table tennis at the festival

In about three years from now, Bhutan Table Tennis Federation (BTTF) expects to come up with a group of Para table tennis player in the country. The federation trained five children with disabilities (CWDs), all students, during two-day Para table tennis festival held in Thimphu. The festival, which was held …

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Paro FC and Ugyen Academy FC reach semi finals undefeated

UAFC consoles a Pran Jaigaon FC player

Paro FC thrashed Prince FC from West Bengal, India in the last group stage match of the Samtse championship to finish on the top of group B yesterday. Paro FC’s 6-2 win over Prince FC also helped Thimphu City FC confirm their semi-final spot after the latter registered a win …

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Paro FC to decide Thimphu City FC’s semi final spot

Dorji Khandu (red) former U-16 national player is with Thimphu City FC this year (Photo: BFF)

Thimphu City FC bought themselves time and hope to reach the semi-final against all odds after the thrashed Quess East Bengal Academy FC 4-0 yesterday. The 4-0 drubbing was their best performance in a must-win game, knocking Quess East Bengal Academy FC on the way. They are now level on …

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A tough race for semi finals berth

With the ongoing Samtse Championship about to enter the semi finals round, the race to qualify from the group stage has become tough among the top teams. The defending national league champions, Transport United FC is on the verge of getting eliminated from the group stage with Ugyen Academy FC …

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Picture story

Bhutanese international, Nima Dorji (blue) was the lone foreign player to win a gold at the first Indramaya Maharjan memorial invitational international boxing tournament held in Kathmandu, Nepal last week. Bhutan won the second place after winning 10 medals ahead of India, which won nine medals. More than 40 boxers …

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