Louisville annual sports, Cleveland soccer conclude

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As a continuation of annual sports event, Bhutanese resettled in Louisville enjoyed cheering up for the small-size football match on 14 and 15 September played at a church ground in Bardstown forest apartment area.

Altogether ten teams, including one from Nepalese community,  played the matches that  went for two days. On 14th September, first and second round of matches were finalized while on 15th September the semi-final and final matches were played.

The second day was more lively as sports events like balloon fighting, hundred meter race to boys and girls, and musical chair for adult females added entertainment to the game. During the recess, music and dance added flavor.

BSK Trophy
BSK Trophy

The final game was played between Rangeland apartment and Maplewood apartment which ended with a penalty shoot out by the Rangeland team that won the trophy.

 The game was played under the judgment of  Amrit Regmi, the US Soccer certified umpire.

Prakash Mainali of Bannon Crossings and Kamal Khanal of Rangeland were declared as most valuable and most disciplined players respectively.

Also in the event of this annual sports organized by Bhutanese Society of Kentucky, ex-players, volunteers, sponsors and social servants were honored.

BSK has been organizing the annual sports to encourage young players and sports fan show their talents, engage in creative activities and boost their morality.

Inter-state soccer in Cleveland

Resettled youths from Cleveland of Ohio held the yet another inter-state soccer tournament that concluded on September 15.

Team members of the Cleveland United (Picture : Jitu Basnet)
Team members of the Cleveland United (Picture courtesy : Jitu Basnet)

The organizing team Cleveland United lifted the winner trophy beating team Scranton 3-0 in the final game played in North Olmsted Soccer field in Cleveland.

The winner and the runner up teams were awarded with the trophy, cash and individual medals, informed organizer.

Dilli Bhatarai of Columbus scored the highest number of goals while Prem Bania from PA Scranton was declared as ‘man of the tournament’.

Purna Khawas and Jitu Basnet judged all the games. Basnet is a US certified soccer referee, who is currently volunteering as the sports secretary of OBCA.

Nandu Poudyal, the lead organizer of the tournament, informed BNS that altogether 15 teams from various neighboring states participated in the tournament.