Gangtok, July 29
United Sikkim Football Club (USFC) has decided to make a team of young local footballers of the State for the upcoming Sikkim Football Association Premier Division Sikkim League 2019. The club has decided to give place mainly to young talented footballers especially from rural parts of the State to provide them wider exposure in the top tier football league of the State.
For the same, the defending champion of the premier division, the United Sikkim FC has announced to conduct a state-level selection trial on 03 August here at Paljor Stadium. The club has invited young footballers of age above 17 years from all corners of the State to attend the selection trail.
Speaking to media persons here, United Sikkim FC senior manager, Arjun Rai mentioned that the club has released all senior players as they got better contracts in other clubs. He added that even the coach, MayalDok Lepcha, under him the United Sikkim FC won the premier division for last two consecutive times and other prestigious tournaments, has also joined another club on getting the better contract.
“So, we have decided to make a new set of team comprise of young footballers from different corners of the State. Bhaichung has desired to give place especially to talented footballers from rural parts of the State in the United Sikkim FC for upcoming premier division league 2019,” Mr Rai said. He mentioned that the selection trail will be held on 03 August at Paljor Stadium and the club will start training immediately from 04 August. He mentioned that the club would also provide exposure to the new team in other tournament in and outside the State. “This is a better opportunity and platform for young footballers of the State so we invite footballers from grassroot levels to attend the camp,” he said.