Gangtok, Jan 16
Zoom-Salghari emerged as the champion of the Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019-20 played at Jorethang ground in South Sikkim. A goal of Dilliram Sanyasi has helped Zoom-Salghari to edged past Barfung 1-0 in the contesting final match played on Wednesday. Dilliram Sanyasi scored the winning goal for the team in the 60th minute of the match.
The tournament has the Chief Minister PS Tamang as the chief guest, while Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Department, Kunga Nima Lepcha was present as the guest of honour.
Another highlight of the final match was an exhibition match between Chief Minister XI and Chief Secretary XI, in which the former defeated the latter 3-1. Karma Loday Bhutia, RK Gajmer and Bhim Hang Limboo scored a goal each for CM XI, while a lone goal of CS XI was scored by Bikram Tamang. Sanjeev Rai of Salghari Zoom has bee adjudged as the Man of the Match.
On the occasion, the CM announced that a state-level football team will be constituted by taking the best players from this tournament. It has been informed that winner of this tournament will also get direct entry into the next edition of the Chief Minister’s and Governor’s Gold Cup Tournament.