Asian foot­ball club cup at the door

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Thim­phu city foot­ball club against club Va­len­cia will have play-off match on 31 Jan­uary at Changlingmithang Na­tional Sta­dium, Thim­phu. The match will be start at 6 pm. Karan Gu­rung, player from Thim­phu city FC said that the play­ers are pos­i­tive about the match. He said that, since the match will be play­ing at home, the play­ers are ex­pected to take ad­van­tages over Va­len­cia in terms of cli­matic con­di­tion. He added that, “Al­though the Club Va­len­cia is one of the pro­fes­sional clubs from Mal­dives, Bhutanese will make good at­tempt for the hope as the prepa­ra­tions were taken se­ri­ously.” Manoj Gu­rung from Thim­phu city FC said, “Cham­pion is not born over night, nei­ther born nor made from the pas­sion.” He said that it is ded­i­cate over the months and year. Dawa peljor, 23 said, “Foot­ball is my life.” He said that, the match be­tween Bhutan with for­eign clubs adds him to be the first per­son on sta­dium to cheer the match. Sim­i­larly, Pema Yang­den, stu­dent of Motithang higher se­condary school said that the foot­ball is one of the mo­ti­vat­ing games for her. She said, “I won’t miss the sig­nif­i­cant event un­less it is the school days.” She added that cheer­ing the match will be driv­ing away her ten­sion and un­nec­es­sary thought. How­ever, Yang­phel Drukpa, 15 said that, al­though the league tour­na­ment is in­ter­est­ing event to him, few chil­dren like him are trou­bling to get cash for ticket. Thim­phu city FC was cham­pion of Thim­phu league and na­tional league in 2016. The of­fi­cials from man­age­ment said that the play­ers were set up af­ter hav­ing friendly matches with cou­ples of teams and clubs. The team also went to Sukna, In­dia for the first game of the 12th Sukna Gold Cup Chal­lenge in sec­ond week of Jan­uary 2017. AFC league is or­ga­niz­ing by Asian Foot­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion.

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