34th Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup: Nepal's Three Star Club are champions!

Arunava Chaudhuri

Sikkim Governors Gold Cup

In an all Nepalese final, Three Star Club defeated Manang Marshyangdi Club 3-1 and lifted the 34th All India Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup trophy on the artificial turf ground of the Paljor Stadium in the state capital Gangtok. The 34th edition of the prestigious All India Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup Football Tournament was held from November 7 to 22, 2013.

This years competition was a 16 team affair with teams from India and Nepal taking part. The organiser, the Sikkim Football Association, were able to get participation from ONGC, Mumbai Tigers FC, Kalighat Milan Sangha, Royal Wahingdoh FC, the Tata Football Academy and the state’s own United Sikkim FC.

Calcutta Premier Division sides George Telegraph SC, Eastern Railway SC and Kalighat Club also took part besides NISA from Manipur, MP United FC from Madhya Pradesh, Kanchenjunga FC from North Bengal besides an own Sikkim FA XI.

Neighbouring Nepal this year send three sides in last year beaten finalists Three Star Club, Manang Marshyangdi Club and the Nepal National Youth XI.


Round 107-Nov-2013: Sikkim FA XI 0-4 Tata Football Academy10-Nov-2013: United Sikkim FC 4-2 Kanchenjunga FC08-Nov-2013: ONGC 2-1 Kalighat Club09-Nov-2013: Nepal National Youth XI 1-0 Eastern Railway SC

Pre-Quarterfinals11-Nov-2013: NISA, Manipur 0-2 Tata Football Academy12-Nov-2013: MP United FC 1-3 United Sikkim FC12-Nov-2013: George Telegraph SC 1-4 Nepal National Youth XI13-Nov-2013: Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal) 2-1 ONGC

Quarterfinals14-Nov-2013: Mumbai Tigers FC 0-0,4-5 Tata Football Academy [penalties]15-Nov-2013: Royal Wahingdoh FC 1-1,1-2 Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal) [penalties]16-Nov-2013: Three Star Club (Nepal) 2-0 United Sikkim FC17-Nov-2013: Kalighat Milan Sangha 1-0 Nepal National Youth XI

Semifinals20-Nov-2013: Tata Football Academy 0-1 Three Star Club (Nepal)21-Nov-2013: Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal) 1-0 Kalighat Milan Sangha

Final22-Nov-2013: Three Star Club (Nepal) 3-1 Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal)

Edited by Staff Editor


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