Gyalsey Cup football league is the hottest entertainment in Gelephu today.
The second season of the league saw 20 teams participate. Twenty-nine matches have been played so far.
Organised by the Sarpang Gelephu Sports Association, Gyalsey Cup is one of the biggest sports events that Gelephu has seen yet.
Each team had to pay Nu 10,000 to register for the league. Teams from schools and those from across the border had to pay only Nu 5,000.
The general secretary of the association, Sithar Dorji, said that coaches from Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) briefly trained the players before the league started.
“This is to keep the players informed about new BFF rules,” said Sithar Dorji.
The tournament will be an annual event. Knock out round will begin from May 19.
The first semi-final is scheduled on May 23 and thesecond on May 25.
Winners of the tournament will receive cash prize of Nu 80,000 and the runners-up will take home Nu 40,000.
Nirmala Pokhrel |Gelephu