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SAI Namchi emerged as the champion of the Sikkim Football Association B Division Sikkim-League 2019 played here at Paljor Stadium on Thursday.

SAI Namchi remains undefeated in the league and has been promoted to SFA Premier Division Sikkim-League 2020.

Likewise, Young Orchid Football Club has also been promoted to the Premier Division Sikkim-League 2020 for finishing the second division S-League on the second position.

In its last league match played on Thursday, SAI Namchi has edged past Young Orchid FC 2-1.

This match was crucial for both teams to secure the top spot of the second division league.

Bashil Limboo and Geiden Lepcha contributed a goal each in the SAI Namchi victory, while lone goal of Young Orchid was scored by Pahalman Rai.

After playing three matches each, SAI Namchi secured nine points from three straight victories, while Young Orchid FC stood on the second position with four points from one win, one loss and one draw.

Likewise, Dzongri Football Club thrashed Howlers’ Football Club, Singtam 7-1 to finish this season of second division S-League on the third position.

Pema Lendup Tamang scored a hattrick and Phipraj Subba contributed a brace for Dzongri FC.

Likewise, Pel Rai and Rickey Bhutia added a goal each in the high margin victory of Dzongri FC. The solitary goal of Howlers’ FC was scored by Yowan Lepcha.

After playing three matches each, Dzongri FC secured 3 points from one win and two lost and Howlers’ FC managed to score just 1 point from one draw and two defeats.

SFA president, Menla Ethenpa handed over trophies, medals and cash prize of Rs 20,000 to the champion, SAI Namchi.

Likewise, he also presented the Certificate of Promotion to the premier division league 2020 to SAI Namchi and Young Orchid FC.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is Northeast Now Correspondent in Gangtok. He can be reached at:

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