Yuksam to host Futsal Gold Cup


PRITAM LAMA

Yuksam, 08 Nov:

Yuksam in West Sikkim is gearing up for the first ever Futsal Gold Cup in the area that is scheduled to be held from 14 Nov. Futsal teams from across the state will be participating in the tournament.

The event organised by Yuksam Sporting Club will be supported by Yuksam SDM office, Yuksam BAC, Gram Panchayat, local NGOs and other organisations from the district.

The winner will be awarded Rs 1,01,000 while the runner up will get Rs 70,000 along with trophies.

General secretary of the organising committee, who is also a well-known footballer and coach from Yuksam, Sonam Chewang Bhutia informed that 30 football teams from all four districts have registered for the tournament and more are expected to join.

He informed that futsal has gained popularity in Sikkim and the tournament aims to provide a proper platform to futsal teams.

"We are organising this Futsal Gold Cup tournament with proper rules and regulations so that people also get familiar with futsal matches like football and cricket matches," said Mr Bhutia.

He added that the weeklong tournament will also have cultural programmes, exhibition on ethnic cultures, Meni Mela, musical nights, etc.