Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup to kick off on Saturday


Independence Day Football Tournament for Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Cup 2016 will be kicked off on 06 August here at Paljor Stadium. The tournament, which is a part of the state-level Independence Day celebration, is being organised by Sikkim Football Association under the aegis of the Home Department.

Ten teams from in and outside the State are taking part in the tournament. Six top teams of the ongoing Premier Division Sikkim League 2016 have gotten entry into the tournament while four teams from outside have registered for the tournament.

Participating teams are Aakraman XI, Gangtok Himalayan Sporting Club, United Sikkim Football Club, Boy’s Club, Sikkim Police, State Sports Academy, Assam Regimental Centre [Shillong], Mohan Bagan SAIL Academy [ Durgapur], Kanchenjunga Football Club [Siliguri] and Share FC [Kalimpong]. The inaugural match will be played between Sikkim Police and United Sikkim FC.