10 teams from Pakyong district for All Sikkim Chief Minister's Football C’ship

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 11:30 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 05:48 [IST]

10 teams from Pakyong district for All Sikkim Chief Minister's Football C’ship

AJAY THAMI

PAKYONG, : Pakyong district celebrated National Sports Day with All Sikkim Chief Minister's Football Championship 2022 at St. Xavier's School ground on Monday. The inaugural match was played between Pendam Football Academy and Korenthian Club Pakyong with Pendam emerging victorious with a score 5-3. Ten clubs from Pakyong district will be participating in the league tournament. The top two teams will qualify for State level knockout tournament.

The inaugural ceremony had the presence of Printing and Stationaries advisor Dubo Tshering Bhutia as the chief guest along with Sikkim Football Association vice president Dr. Sonam T Ethenpa and St. Xavier’s School principal Francis Banerjee with other dignitaries from the district.

The SFA vice president informed that the tournament is sponsored by Chief Minister P.S. Golay in order to provide platform to talented footballers of the State. The league is a calendar event of the SFA. Pakyong District Sports Association (ad-hoc) has collaborated with the SFA for the tournament.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi