Thinley Namgay    

FC Takin lead the ongoing 2022 Bhutan Premier League (BPL) qualifiers without losing a single game. FC Takin has secured 18 points from six games as of yesterday.    

The newly established Royal Thimphu College (RTC) FC are in second place with 13 points followed by Ugyen Academy FC and Paro Rinpung FC with 12 and 10 points, respectively.        

Eleven teams are competing for the six spots in the upcoming BPL 2022. 

In a highly contested game yesterday, Terton FC drew Namlha FC 1-1. Namlha FC broke the deadlock at 44 minutes through Ajit Gurung and made it 1-0 before the first half. However, Yenten Phuntsho equalised for Terton FC in the 66th minute.

Terton FC have eight points, followed by BFF Academy FC and Tensung FC with six and five points, respectively. 

Thimphu Raven FC and Namlha FC have four points each and Friends United FC earned three points. Gelser FC is yet to register a point after five matches. 

On June 21, FC Takin came from behind to beat Friends United FC 3-2. 

Friends United FC will face BFF Academy FC at 4pm, and Thimphu Raven FC will play against RTC FC at 7pm today.  

The BPL 2022 will begin on August 13 with 10 teams. Coronation Cup Champion Druk Lhayul FC, 2021 BPL Champion Paro FC, Thimphu City FC and Transport United FC have already booked their places in the league.  

The qualifiers organised by the Bhutan Football Federation tournament will end on July 5.