Resettled Bhutanese from New Hampshire, Sanjay Loza Gurung, who is associated with Global Premier Soccer (an Adidas Premier Club), has been selected to represent the USA U16 national team for the upcoming tournament, FC Bayern Cup, to be held in Munich from May 21-25.
“He has received both the acknowledgement letter and travel tickets from the Global Premier Soccer,” his brother, Sushil Gurung, told the Bhutan News Service. Sanjay couldn’t be reached for his comments.
“I feel extremely excited about the his representation in the tournament and would like to thank everyone for inspiration and support.”
According to FC Bayern, the contest is sponsored by SAP in which player participation will focus on players from at-risk communities such as players in the GPS inner city initiatives.
The competition is said to be a 7v7 event with games taking place at the spectacular Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern. Prior to participation in the event, there will be a sendoff event in Philadelphia, PA hosted by SAP on May 20.
Altogether, eight nations are taking part in the championship.
The 16-years-old player, who is currently an eleventh grader in Manchester High School, arrived New Hampshire from Timai camp in August 2008. His family was evicted from Damthang, Bhutan in early 1990s.