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Championship to enhance women’s football in South Asia

The inaugural edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under-18 championship that begins today will be a platform for the participating teams from South Asia to experience international matches for the first time. Except for Bangladesh’s U-18 team that played international tournaments, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and the Maldives will …

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Bhutan to host SAFF U-18 Women’s championship

Bhutan will take on India at 4PM tomorrow

Under-18 women’s football team from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, the Maldives, and Pakistan are in the capital to participate in the first South Asian Football Federation U-18 Women’s Championship. The host selection for the inaugural edition of the championship was held in Bangladesh in July and Bhutan is the first to …

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Kencho Tobgay decides the big match again

Transport United scored two goals within a minute (Photo: National league FB page)

Transport United’s striker Kencho Tobgay scored a brace in the 66th minute against Thimphu City FC to seal the 2-1 win at the Changlingmithang yesterday in the ongoing BoB national league 2018. The forward scored both goals within a minute to help his club record two wins in a row. …

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Phuentsholing United record first away win against Paro FC

Woochu ground in Paro is one of the two natural pitches of the league

BOB National League’s first playoff between two new clubs, Paro FC and Phuentsholing United, saw the latter humble the host 0-2 at Woochu ground in Paro yesterday. It was second away game for Phuentsholing United FC and first home game for Paro FC. Following a brace from Ugyen Academy FC’s …

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Thimphu City FC beats Phuentsholing United (2-0)

Tshering Dorji (Red) was named man of the match

Phuentsholing United FC suffered 2-0 loss, to Thimphu City FC, the runners-up team in the previous edition at the opening of the BOB national league in Changlingmithang yesterday.  Despite entering the league as a new team and poor performance by the past clubs from Phuentsholing, Phuentsholing United stopped the league’s …

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Lone female boxer puts up a good fight

Tandin Lhamo (Blue)

She bagged gold in the women’s 300-metre event during the recent national athletics meet in Thimphu. A popular face at the middle-long distant runner, she has secured top positions at the several Thunder Dragon Marathon editions. Besides her running abilities, Tandin Lhamo, is a familiar name at the popular Dragon …

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Aaron Bayard wins Tour of the Dragon

Aaron Bayard completed the race at 11 hrs 11 minutes

At the ninth edition of Tour of the Dragon, an annual one-day mountain biking race in the country, Aaron Bayard from America recorded the best time at 11 hours and 11 minutes since 2015 on Sunday in Thimphu. It took more than 50 minutes after Aaron Bayard for Norbu, a …

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Team Choeten Kora wins Laya archery style tournament

Choeten Kora team lifted the winners trophy

About 80 teams from all across the country and teams from Sikkim participated in the third Laya archery style tournament in Thimphu, which began on August 12. At the finals yesterday, team Choeten Kora lifted the winners’ trophy while Laya team was the runners’up. The tournament is conducted as a …

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Bhutan heads to SAFF Suzuki Cup with the young squad

Despite being fairly new to the squad, Trevor Morgan listed only six players from the previous squad for the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 championship that begins from September 4 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Morgan made the highest number of changes in the squad since Bhutan recorded the historic win over Sri …

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BIGSA won’t field winning archers in future int’l competitions

Unlike in 2016, traditional archers from home returned with two gold and a silver medal from the historical World Archery Championship 2018 held in Gyula, Hungary last week. Securing 271 points, debutant Yonten Phuntsho, 29, topped the Historical Bow from natural materials category under long distance shooting to win his …

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All parties pledge sports development

Nima Dorji (red) lost to Pakistan in the men’s bantam weight category on August 27

Bhutan’s performance at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia followed a similar outcome of the past. The athletes will return home on September 3 without a medal after being knocked out in all four participating disciplines of the competition. The chef de mission for the Bhutanese …

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Bhutanese athletes exit Asian Games without a medal

Nima Dorji (red) lost to Pakistan in the men’s bantam weight category yesterday

The last Bhutanese athlete at the ongoing 18th Asian Games, Nim Dorji, lost to Pakistani boxer Naquubullah in the men’s bantam (56kg) weight category at the Jakarta International Expo hall in Indonesia yesterday. Despite an impressive performance, the 23-year-old lost by a split decision in the second preliminaries of the …

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