Asian football club cup at the door
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.