Gangtok, 22 Jul:
United Sikkim FC senior manager, Arjun Rai, has expressed happiness on the team winning the Akkar Summer Cup football tournament.
USFC had won the tournament yesterday at Jorethang ground outplaying United Brothers Kalimpong 4-3 in tiebreaker after regulation time ended in a 2-2 draw.
Speaking to media-persons today, Mr Rai said the Akkar Summer Cup was the first trophy of the new football season for United Sikkim FC.
“It was a successful tournament for us and we are very happy,” he said.
He also thanked the tournament organizers Jorethang FC for conducting the tournament in such a well-organised manner.
Mr Rai said the Akkar Sumer Cup football tournament was also a good preparation for United Sikkim FC for the S-League Premier Division and Independence Day football tournament coming up.
“We need competitive matches so that we can prepare well for the S-League Premier Division and Independence Day football tournament. Taking part and winning at Jorethang has helped us prepare strongly. We want to continue with this good momentum and our players are ready for the league,” he said.
United Sikkim FC plays its first match of the S-League Premier Division on 24 July against SAI Namchi at Paljor Stadium.
Sanjay Chettri captained United Sikkim FC for the Akkar Cup.