The Battle Is Not Yet Over.
The winner and Runner up of BoB Bhutan Premier League, 2021 will meet again in the clash of title deciders at Changlimithang Stadium on 5th January 2023.
The final match of the year 2022 between FC Takin and Tensung FC went in favor of Tensung FC from the brace of Tshering Tashi in the second half, a towering header from the caption Sonam Phuntsho and an own goal from the captain of FC Takin in the opening half without a reply from the home team in the whole game. Although both teams couldn’t reach the top 5 spots, they gave their best to earn 3 points. FC Takin dominated the possession of the game, the team lacked in the final third with nine shots in total and hit the target just four times in the whole 90 min.
In the post match press conference, the head coach of FC Takin stated that he is happy and the boys are happy because they gave 100%, so even if they lose, they get satisfaction. Every player on the pitch did very well, and he is satisfied with today’s performance against Tensung FC. When asked about the goals that the team conceded, he stated that he has a very limited number of players, and after an hour on the pitch, the players get injured and tired, and he doesn’t have many substitutions on the bench.
Mr. Namgay, the head coach of Tensung FC, on the other hand, stated that he is very pleased with his team’s performance and happy to take home three points.However, he also stated that in the first half the boys lost focus and were taking the opponents very lightly, which nearly led to a goal conceded, but overall they fought well and he is happy.
Tensung FC is eighth in the standings, one point behind BFF Academy with two games remaining, while FC Takin is below them with two wins in 17 games. FC Takin will face RTC FC in their final match of the season.
Top 5 dreams for Transport United FC and Ugyen Academy FC
RTC FC, a newcomer to the BoB Bhutan Premier League 2022, has escaped relegation after defeating the BFF Academy. The pacy attacker Karma Sonam handed them the crucial goal in the 87th minute to take the lead after a silent second half at Changlimithang Stadium. Out of the five newcomers from the BPL qualifiers, RTC FC is the only team that has secured a top-5 spot with a game in hand.
The President Cup champion Transport United FC had a rough campaign this season, losing to all the big teams and drawing against the Citizens, and the Top 5 dream seemed impossible if Ugyen Academy FC had won against BFF Academy and FC Takin. The Mighty, on the other hand, were dealt a cruel blow when BFF Academy and FC Takin snatched 3 points from them, dropping 6 points in two points. The Mighties will play against Paro Rinpung FC in their final match of the season. It’s a must-win game for the mightiest to have some hope of being in the top 5. However, their hopes will lie in the hands of Druk Lhayul FC and Tensung FC. On the other hand, Transport United FC has two games in hand. They need a point or a win in their final two games to make the top five.
BoB Bhutan Premier League Title Deciders Match
Paro FC still tops the points table after their title decider collapsed at Changlimithang Stadium against Druk Lhayul FC. while Thimphu City FC are a point behind them. The winner and runner-up of the BoB Bhutan Premier League in 2021 will meet again in the clash for the title decider at Changlimithang Stadium on 5th January 2023. Both teams are unbeaten this season. In their last 5 clashes between the two, the Citizens have won 2 matches in the 2020 season, at home and away, with score lines of 4 – 2 and 3-4. They were, however, inseparable in the 2021 season and the 2022 first leg, drawing all three times with a goal each.
For Paro FC to defend the title, either a draw or a win will leave them with their hands on the BoB Bhutan Premier League title. However, it’s a must-win game for the citizens not to repeat the history of 2021.