Kumar Sporting becomes2ndDivSikkim League champion

Gangtok, 18 Jul:

Kumar Sporting Club, Rongyek has emerged as the champion of Sikkim Football Association Second Division Sikkim League 2018 played here at Paljor Stadium. Sikkim Police finished the second division league as the runner-up.

Both the teams have secured nine points each from four matches in the league but on head-to-head basis, Kumar Sporting Club was declared as the champion. However, both the teams have been promoted to the State Premier Division League 2019.

It is a special and memorable moment for Kumar SC to get promoted in the premier division asthis wasits debut appearance in the second division.

The league was kicked off on 25 Jun with the participation of five clubs of the State. They played four matches each against each other. After playing four matches each, Howlers Football Club finished the league on the third position with 6 points and Renzong Football Club on the fourth position with 6 points whileDzongri Football Club ended at the bottom with zero points.

Kumar SC Goalkeeper, Hishey Norbu, was adjudged as the best goalkeeper while SagarRai of Kumar SC was declared man of the tournament.

Fair play trophy has been presented to Howlers FC, Singtam and BirBahadurPradhan of Sikkim Police received the highest scorer trophy for his 7 points in the league. The champion team has received the trophy, individual medals and cash prize.

Kumar SC manager, GokulChettri, expressed immense happiness and satisfaction on getting promoted to the premier division league of the State in its debut appearance. The club was formed in 2016 and became the runner-up of C division league last year and got promoted to the second division 2018.

He mentioned that the main objective of the club was to provide wider exposure and platform to local players from different corners of the State. He added that the title of champion of the second division will further encourage the management and players of the club to prepare harder for the premier division next year.

Kumar SC coach-cum-player, SagarRai, stated that players of the team have given equal contribution to finish the league as the champion. He mentioned that the team mainly consisted of young footballers who have been supported by few experienced footballers of the State.

“I am very happy and satisfied that the hard work of each player has been paid finally by finishing the league on the top,” he added.