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Governor’s Gold Cup football tourney next month

Posted by Ramesh Khati on August 14, 2009

GANGTOK: The 31st Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament would be held from September 7-20 at the Paljor
stadium, Sikkim Football Association (SFA) general secretary Menla Ethenpa said on Thursday.

A total of 16 teams from various parts of the country would take part in the tournament, he said, adding negotiations with top teams from neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh were also underway for their participation.

Other teams like Md Sporting Club, Chirag XI, George Telegraph, Port Trust (all from Kolkata), Tata Football Academy, BSF Jalandhar and Simla Youngs are likely to participate in the annual popular event, Ethenpa said.

Governor BP Singh would inaugurate the tournament on September 7 at Palzor stadium, while Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling would be the Guest of Honour, he added.


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