Wok XI retains Sikkim Inter-Church Football trophy

Gangtok, 21 Dec:

Defending champion, Wok XI, has once again lifted the champions’ trophy of Sikkim Inter Church Football Tournament played here at Paljor Stadium.

In the finals of the seventh edition of the tournament played this afternoon, Wok XI outplayed a strong fight by Indian Catholic Youth Movement [ICYM], Sikkim, 3-0 to emerge champions of the tournament for a second consecutive time.

Wok XI had reached finals beating Christian Revival Church, Sichey, in the semi-finals, while ICYM outplayed HFC-United to secure its berth in the finals.

Tondup Lepcha scored a brace for Wok XI while his teammate Tomchan Lepcha contributed a goal to the victory of the team.

The final match had PCE-cum-Secretary, Roads & Bridges Department, GT Dhungel, as chief guest, accompanied by Special Secretary, UD&HD, MT Sherpa, as guest of honour.

The winning team received a cash prize of Rs 30,000 along with a trophy while Rs 20,000 and trophy was given to runners-up team.

Ambrose Diyali of Mazzaroth Church emerged the Highest Scorer for his 6 goals in the tournament while the Best Goalkeeper trophy was presented to Rakesh Pradhan of Christian Revival Church, Sichey, and the Best Disciplined Team trophy went to Embassy of Hope, Samdur.

Binay Subba of Mangan United was adjudged the Most Promising Player and Prabhakar Pradhan of ICYM adjudged the Man of the Tournament. Ismile Rai of ICYM was awarded the Man of the Final Match.