Thinley Namgay  

Paro Women’s FC easily yesterday won Kelme Women’s National League (WNL)  2022 with 39 points from 14 games.

The team still has two games in hand.  The remaining playoffs are against Gelser Women’s FC on January 10, and Ugyen Academy Women’s FC on January 14.

Paro would likely win against Gelser considering a 22-0 win in the first leg. However, it would be challenging to face Ugyen Academy as Paro lost 1-0 earlier. 

Ugyen Academy is the only team which defeated Paro this season.

Paro Women’s FC’s coach,Tandin Bidha, 24, said, “Our win could be due to the teamwork, which is paramount in the tournament.   My girls worked hard. As a coach, I feel proud.”

She said the players were trained well and training facilities are commendable in Paro FC. “We have players from Royal Thimphu College, Norbuling Rigter College, and Rigzom Academy.”

Tandin Bidha said the team will not compromise their next two matches. “We will play as usual with determination and high team spirit.” 

Paro is followed by the defending champion Thimphu Women’s FC with 33 points from 15 games.  On January 7, Thimphu Women’s FC will face Gelser Women’s FC in their last game of the season at the Changlimithang Stadium.

Now the battle for the second position is between Thimphu Women’s FC and Ugyen Academy.

Ugyen Academy Women’s FC is in third place as of yesterday with 32 points from 14 games.  Ugyen Academy will play their second last game on January 8 against Samtse Women’s FC in Samtse.

If Ugyen Academy defeats Gelser and maintains at least a draw against Paro, Ugyen Academy will likely stand in the second position.

Organised by the Bhutan Football Federation, nine top teams from across the country are competing  in the second edition tournament which began on August 13.

The tournament ends on January 14.