Paro FC Crowned The BoB Bhutan Premier League Champions
—The Third Title Success In The Last Four Seasons.
The dramatic 2-1 win over Thimphu City FC in the final game for both teams sealed the title for Paro FC.
The defending champions Paro FC defended their title after crushing title contender Thimphu City FC in a 2–1 victory. At the end of the season we have seen the Champions finish five points ahead of second-place Thimphu City FC at the grueling battle for supremacy. Paro FC has lifted three BoB Bhutan Premier League titles, while the citizens have won the title once in the last four years. Paro FC have once again shown remarkable consistency this term, with the squad being regularly rotated throughout the season and every player contributing significantly to the success.
Winning this year’s title marks Puspalal Sharma’s third major trophy after joining the Tigers. He also begged for the President’s Coach of the Year award in this season’s BoB Bhutan Premier League.
“It’s definitely a proud moment for us because you know the life of a coach is cyclical. You win the title today, and tomorrow you start working. So now that 2023 has already started, we definitely have to participate in the AFC, which will happen on August 11 as per the calendar. It’s a great feeling, a moment of celebration, and I am already having to think about our participation to better represent our country at a greater level and with a better performance.” Puspalal Sharma.
Paro FC had exceptional form this season, continuing a trend seen over the past four campaigns. In the 68 Bhutan Premier League matches the Tigers have played during the last 4 years, they have won 55 matches, taken 187 points (at an average of 2.61 points per game), and scored a remarkable 270 goals (at an average of 3.97 goals per game). The Tigers have also conceded the fewest goals and boasted the best goal difference during that period.
This season, Paro FC are unbeaten and accumulated 48 points at the end of the season with 15 wins and three draws. They are only the team who have scored the most goals and conceded a single digit goal in the entire season.
Their super striker, the Japanese international of Paro FC Kazuo Homma, won the golden boot award and was named the most valuable player of the season after helping Paro FC clinch their third title in four years. He scored 34 goals in his debut season.
The golden glove was awarded to the goalkeeper of Thimphu City FC, “Yuya Kuriyama,” for his effortless saves and heroics in keeping the Citizens as a title contender till the last match of the season.
On the other hand, the young emerging player was awarded to the pacey striker of Ugyen Academy FC, Mr. Santa Kumar Limbu.