BFF Academy FC won Ugyen Trading House (UTH) Women’s Super League defeating Sunrise Women’s FC by one goal in the final at Changlingmithang yesterday.

In the lone goal thriller of BFF Academy FC, Tshering Yangchen came in as substitute at the 71st minute and took only about six minutes to score an opener.

BFF Academy FC won the match 1-0 to seal the championship. The team ended as runners up in the previous edition.

Tshering Yangchen scored the lone goal of the game, converting a cross that came from the right flank inside the penalty area with a header.

Sunrise Women’s FC that played the league for the first time reached the final undefeated. The end of undefeated run yesterday, stopped them from winning the league in their debut.

The two displayed a different game. BFF Academy FC won maximum position and focused on creating chances. However, Sunrise Women’s FC capitalised on long balls and some counter attacks.

The first half ended in a goalless draw.

The duo met for the second time after they played each other for the first time in the league round on July 22. The match ended 1-1 in their first meeting and the result helped Sunrise Women’s FC top the league round.

Sunrise Women’s FC coach Ngawang who managed the women’s team for the first time said, “There was no motivating performance and the game did not go as planned. The player lost game concentration while playing,” he said.

The club has spent about Nu 800,000 to develop the current squad that involved four players from India. The league played foreign players for the first time this year.

“The league this year was improved with Sunrise Women’s FC bringing in players from India. This has helped in the development of players. We need more such teams to develop the level of football,” said national women football coach Sung Jea Lee.

He added that his team put up a good performance. “It is not always the result that matters for a young squad like ours. They need to have good performance to get good result,” said Sung Jea Lee.

He said that the opponent lacked a proper game plan to get the result. “They capitalised more on counter attacks and physical game.”

Sonam Wangmo from BFF Academy FC was named player of the tournament.

Kelden Lhamo from U-16 Gelephu FC was named emerging player of the tournament and her team mate Deki Lhanzom won the highest goal scorer award.

The former champions, U-16 Gelephu Academy Girls finished as second runners up after defeating Thimphu City Ladies 10-0 yesterday.