Syracuse wins inter-state soccer trophy


The Syracuse team lifted the inter-state soccer tournament title by edging the Lovey Guys of Rochester New York 1-0 in the final battle on Monday.

The Syracuse (white jersey) with the Lovely Guys of Rochester
The Syracuse team (white jersey) with the Lovely Guys of Rochester, referee and volunteers (Picture courtesy: Narendra Neupane)

The Syracuse team received the winner trophy and cash award of US $1400, while the runner bagged US $1,000 and a trophy, Narendra Neupane, the lead organizer informed.

According to Neupane, the tournament saw expenditures of around US $9,000 that was collected on monthly basis from among interested working youths from Lancaster.

“The objective of organizing the tournament of this kind was to have an

The winner team members lifting the trophy
The Syracuse team with the trophy

opportunity for interaction between the Bhutanese kids, adults and seniors about the progress we have made, and inculcate the habit of guiding children to path of progress and teach Bhutanese culture to the young,” explained Neupane.

Chairperson of the Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA), Hari Bangaley Adhikari, inaugurated the three-day-long tournament judged by Jitu Basnet, Hemant Lama, Arjun Gurung and S.B Neupane.

Organized by the Bhutanese Youth Association of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, all matches of the tournament were held in the S&M College soccer field, where altogether 26 teams from various states participated.