Thinley Namgay 

Transport United FC lead the BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) as of yesterday with 15 points from five straight wins and four goals ahead of Paro FC, also with 15 points, in goal difference.   

Transport won against Tensung FC 6-2, thrashed Namlha FC 5-0, Druk Lhayul FC 3-1, RTC FC 2-1, and trumped Ugyen Academy FC 7-1.  

Transport’s coach Kinley Dorji attributed the success to their robust training and good team coordination.   

The team’s next game is against Thimphu Raven FC on August 31. Coach Kinley who took over the club this season is optimistic about their sixth win.  

He said the opponents were promoted to the BPL this season. “Raven FC have four foreign players and it’s a good team.”

Transport’s squad comprises mostly local players. The team has only two foreign recruits from Cameroon and Ghana in forward and defence positions.  

Coach Kinley said that Transport is aiming for the BPL title this year. “Our players are trying their best. Team coordination is good and our management is supportive. I consider all my players as key players and give equal importance to all.”

Transport FC last won the national league in 2017.  

Thimphu City FC and Druk Lhayul FC have 10 points each to date.  

RTC FC, BFF Academy FC, and Tensung FC have less than 10 points.  Ugyen Academy FC and Thimphu Raven FC have two and one point, respectively. Namlha FC lost six games. 

Tensung FC will face Thimphu City FC today at the Military Training Centre in Wangdue Phodrang at 3pm.