Gangtok, Sikkim

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A NEW DAWN FOR SIKKIM FOOTBALL

SIKKIM FOOTBALL
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The Play 24/7 Sikkim Premier League kicked off on Monday evening under the floodlights of Paljor Stadium, Gangtok. In the opening match, Royal United Sikkim FC defeated Boys Club Gangtok 2-1.
Boys Club had taken an early lead in the 2nd minute with a goal from Rinchen Lepcha. In second half, Mayal Dok Lepcha equalized for Royal United Sikkim FC in the 47th minute. The winning goal came in the 79th minute from Karan Rai.
It was for the first time that Sikkim Premier League organised by Sikkim Football Association (SFA) was held under the floodlights at Paljor Stadium. The inaugural match was attended by Sports minister R.B. Subba, Rajya Sabha MP Hishey Lachungpa, SFA president Menla Ethenpa, football icon Bhaichung Bhutia and others. Text: Pankaj Dhungel Pics: Wang Chen


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi