Gangtok, 07 Jun:
An 18-member squad of the United Sikkim Football Club left today to participate in the International Lalbandi Gold Cup Football Tournament at Lalbandi, Sarlahi, in Nepal. The team is being accompanied by Mayal Dok Lepcha as team coach.
On the basis of its past performances, USFC has been placed directly in the pre-quarterfinal round of the said tournament.
The team, led by its captain, Sanjay Chettri, will take on Nepal APF in the pre-quarterfinal round on 08 June.
“All players are in good form at present and fit due to continuous practice sessions for the upcoming Sikkim Premier Division. So we hope that the team will perform better to go ahead in the tournament,” an USFC official said.
A total of ten teams are reportedly participating in the tournament.