Soccer tournament held in Manchester, NH

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A two-day long inter-state soccer tournament concluded on August 11 in the Manchester Gill Stadium here in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Players in the field
Players in the field

The final match that was played between the Rochester Moon Light Club and Cleveland United of Ohioended with a penalty shootout of 5-2 goals enabled Rochester to be the champion of the tournament. It was a neck-to neck final game played between Rochester Moon Light Club and Cleveland United of Ohio, according to organizers.

The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) organized the game under the initiation of the Youth Empowerment Club. Altogether seven matches were played between the different states where 14 teams participated the tournament.

Three teams from New york, two each from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont and Ohio, and one team from Rhode Island battled it out for two days.

The wining teams were awarded with cash and certificates, the organizer informed Bhutan News Service.

Speaking in the inauguration program, Chairperson of Organization of Bhutanese Community in America (OBCA), Hari Adhikari Bangaley, encouraged the youths to participate in different state-level tournaments. He also expressed his interest to see Bhutanese youths representing national level tournament in the days to come.

While, BCNH Executive Director Tika Acharya extended his gratitude to the players and volunteers for effective management in conducting the tournament.

“The tournament is expected to create a mutual co-operation and coordination among the youths of the different states in USA,” said Acharya.

Krishna Subba of the Rochester Moon Light Club and Dawa Lama of Peace Zone Sporting Club of Akron were selected as man of the tournament and man of the match respectively.