Thinley Namgay   

Gelephu FC fulfilled their quest to record a win at the ongoing BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) when they defeated Tensung FC 2-0 at the Changlimithang Stadium yesterday.

Gelephu’s striker, Ngawang Namgyel Tamang, scored a brace to give his team the long-awaited three points in the tournament.  Ngawang Namgyel Tamang scored an early goal in the 15th minute following an assist from Bijay Gurung. His second goal came in the 67th minute which was assisted by winger Yeshi Norbu.

Despite being a prominent BPL team, Tensung FC couldn’t stop Gelephu FC, who displayed a relatively competitive performance.

Gelephu FC’s coach Mindu said that he was happy with the win and wanted to dedicate it to the fans of Gelephu who have been supporting the team so far. “Our fans are our source of motivation.”

Mindu said that the second half of the game saw his team face more pressure. His players dealt with it despite their disadvantage in terms of fitness compared to their opponents.

Both Tensung and Gelephu have three more games in hand.

Gelephu will play Paro FC, Rinpung FC and Gomo FC in the remaining matches.

Tensung’s head coach, Namgay Tshering, said that his players completely lost focus during the game yesterday. “I told my players before the game that none of the teams would be easy, but they took the game lightly. It could be because Gelephu had not won a single game so far.”

“We had many chances in the second half but luck was not on our side,” said Namgay Tshering, adding that Tensung failed to play a pressing game yesterday.

Transport United FC will face Gomo FC at Changlimithang Stadium today.

Edited by Tshering Palden