SFA women’s wing chairperson meets Sikkim team in-training in Jorethang

Summit Report

Namchi, 22 Nov:

Chairperson of the women's wing of Sikkim Football Association, Chungchung Bhutia, today visited the State’s senior women's team which is currently under training at Jorethang in South Sikkim.

The team is preparing for the Women’s Senior National’s scheduled to begin 25 November at Khozikode in Kerala.

The Sikkim squad is scheduled to play three matches, with its first qualifying round match on 29 Nov against Jammu & Kashmir followed by one on 01 December against Arunachal Pradesh and the third on 03 December against Rajasthan.

The Sikkim team has already completed one round of training at Guards Ground in Gangtok, and had moved to Jorethang for acclimatization.

The 23-member team, including officials, will leave for the tournament on 24 November.

Apart from giving the footballers a pep-talk, Ms Bhutia also cleared the team’s lodging dues in Jorethang.

Meanwhile, the SFA joint secretary, Arjun Rai, thanked the Chief Minister for providing to and fro flight tickets for the team along with pocket money for all players, a first for a Sikkim team.