Sikkim Police and SHSC qualify for Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial I-Day tourney

Gangtok, 25 Jul:

Sikkim Police and Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club have qualified for the Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Independence Day Football Tournament 2019.

In the last matches played in the Pre-Independence Day Football Qualifying round at Paljor Stadium on Thursday, Sikkim Police outplayed State Sports Academy 4-2 to qualify for the I-Day tournament.

In the other qualifying match played today, SHSC beat Kumar Sporting Club of Rongneck 3-1 to secure its place in the tournament.

Sikkim Football Association gave direct entry to the Sikkim Premier League champion, Sikkim United Football Club, and runners-up Sikkim Aakraman Football Club and organised qualifying matches for the six remaining premier division clubs of the State.

The qualifying round was participated in by State Sports Academy, Unicorn Football Club, Sikkim Police, Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club, Boys Club and Kumar Sporting Football Club, Rongneck.

Sir Tashi Namgyal Memorial Independence Day Football Tournament will feature four home teams, Sikkim United Football Club, Sikkim Aakraman Football Club, Sikkim Police and Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club while four teams will be invited from outside the State.