Sikkim Girls win bronze at NE Olympic Games

Gangtok, 28 OCT:

The Sikkim Girls football team picked up bronze at the NE Olympic Games in Imphal today after they defeated Meghalaya 2-0 in the battle for the third position.

Coach Palden Bhutia informs that team captain, Lhako Phuti Bhutia, and Shuju Hangma scored the two goals.

Mr Bhutia said Sikkim had downed Meghalaya 4-1 in the first match on 25 October and then blanked Arunachal Pradesh 5-0 in the second match on 26 October.

The two wins saw Sikkim qualifying for the semi-final played against Assam.

The semi-final match was tied at 1-1 and Sikkim lost in the penalty shootout.

The team had Dhan Kumari Subba as the manager.