English | Dzongkha Wednesday, April 14, 2021

BFF’s District League underway in four district

Close to 45 teams from four districts are taking part in the Bhutan Football Federation’s (BFF) District League this time. The tournament is the country’s lowest division football league where teams compete in their respective district for promotion to the next division league, the Bhutan Super League.

Thimphu City FC humbled by Club Eagles of the Maldives

Thimphu City Football Club fails to make it into the Preliminary Round 2 of the Asian Football Confederation Cup 2021. They were beaten 2-0 by Club Eagles of the Maldives, yesterday. Club Eagles will now face Bangladesh’s Dhaka Abahani team in the second round of the qualifiers.

Enduro Sport gaining popularity among the Bhutanese youth

While mountain biking is still at its budding stage in the country, it is expected to become one of the popular sports with the growing number of youth showing their interest in enduro sport. Enduro is an off-road motorcycle sport, held on extended cross-country, off-road courses.

Thimphu City FC to travel to the Maldives this week for AFC CUP 2021 qualifiers

The Maldives will host this year’s South Asia Zone’s Asian Football Confederation Cup qualifiers matches. This means Thimphu City Football Club, the champions of the Bhutan Premier League 2020, will now face club Eagles in their home ground for the Preliminary Round One of the AFC Cup 2021.

Bhutan Paralympics Committee hopeful to participate in the Tokyo Paralympic Games

The Bhutan Paralympics Committee is hopeful of Bhutan’s participation in the upcoming Paralympic Games this year. Originally scheduled to be held from August last year, it has now been moved to this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governed by the International Paralympic Committee, Paralympic Games is a multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities. The 16th Paralympic games this year will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 24th August onwards.

All clubs from Bhutan Premier League will feature in Bhutan Super League, this year

All seven football clubs from the Bhutan Premier League 2020 will feature in the Bhutan Super League this year. The league will commence in May. This is to give all football clubs equal game time and help support their club players. Earlier only five teams relegated from the country’s top division league featured in the Bhutan Super League.

The Pandemic: One Year On- a rough year for football officials

The Pandemic has also brought about a fair share of impact on the sporting fraternity. It has affected game officials, especially referees officiating football matches in the capital. The lockdowns have been rough for them as they narrate in this story.

BOC hopes to allow sports tournaments from March

The Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) hopes to allow the conduct of all sporting tournaments starting next month. However, it will happen only if the COVID-19 situation remains the same. The Committee temporarily deferred all tournaments in the country until the end of the month to discourage unnecessary gatherings.

Thimphu City FC to face Club Eagles of the Maldives in preliminary round one of AFC

Thimphu City Football Club anticipates making to the playoff rounds of the Asian Football Confederation Cup (AFC) 2021. Being the champions of Bhutan, Thimphu City FC will face Club Eagles of The Maldives in the preliminary round one of the AFC Cup in April this year.

Tokyo Olympics likely to be postponed again

A former official of the London 2012 Olympics said that the Tokyo Olympics will likely be postponed again amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Games scheduled to take place in July last year in Tokyo was deferred to this summer.  

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