Paro Women’s FC Are Crowned The Champions
Paro Women’s FC are the champions of the Kelme Women’s National League, 2022 after nailing RTC WFC at Changlimithang Stadium on New Year’s Day.
The Tigress took on the newcomer, RTC WFC in their title decider match on a much colder evening at Changlimithang Stadium. It was a must-win match for the tigress to clinch the trophy. RTC WFC, on the other hand, have improved in the second leg of the league, drawing all of their games against big teams and winning from the bottom tables. The champions didn’t take it easy, as they scored an early goal through Tshering Yangden right after 2 minutes of kickoff. Although it was a quiet evening at Changlimithang Stadium, both teams came close a few times. However, the top scorer of the tigress, “Yeshi Bidha” scored in the 20th minute to double the lead, and Karma Wangmo scored in the dying minutes of the first half to go three up at the break.
In the opening of the second half, the head coach of RTC WFC brought on a double substitution to create a compact midfield area and a compact defense line. The second half was more of a midfield battle for both teams as they attempted to build the game in that area. However, Sonam Lhamo sealed the game in the 60th minute of the actual game time from close range
In the post-match press conference, the head coach of Paro Women’s FC, Ms. Tandin Bidha, stated that the team is overjoyed to be the champions and that they have been waiting for this moment quite so long. She eventually looked forward to this game because RTC WFC are a good team with lots of quality players in their squad, and it was the title decider match for them. When asked about the performance of the team, she stated that the girls were energetic; they gave 100% in the match, and she also did some homework regarding the tactics of the RTC WFC head coach, and it worked well.
On the other hand, the head coach of RTC WFC, Mr. Kinley Tobden stated that they made some blunders in the opening minutes that caused them a lot of trouble, giving the opponent confidence and motivation, and after they conceded two to three goals, they lost their composure. He also stated that they had limited time to prepare for the match because they had back-to-back matches.
Paro WFC had a bright season with 13 wins and 1 loss from 14 matches, scoring 93 goals along the way and conceding 11 goals with 2 matches to go. The Tigress’ only loss came at Ugyen Academy Ground at the hands of Ugyen Academy WFC on a single goal from Sunita Rai in the 19th minute. However, they are going to face off again in the final match of the Kelme Women’s National League on January 15, 2023, at Woochu Sports Arena.
In the top scoring chart, Tshering Yangden tops the chart with 56 goals in 14 games for Ugyen Academy WFC, followed by Yeshi Bidha of the Paro WFC with 27 goals and Sonam Wangmo of RTC WFC with 22 goals.
Paro WFC are crowned the champions of the Kelme Women’s National League, 2022, with two games in hand, while the defending champions Thimphu Women’s FC are behind with 33 points with one game left, followed by Ugyen Academy WFC, BFF Academy Girls, and RTC WFC.