Thimphu City FC will kickoff its title defending campaign on May 22, 2021, welcoming newly promoted Gomo FC.
In what is going to be another year of its own, there will be no time to slack as the defending champions will have less than a month to prepare for its first of 18 games. Boys were in a 21-day mandatory quarantine on entry until April 30 following a visit to Maldives to fulfill our continental commitment. Despite having the advantage of commencing our preparation early, the president, Hishey Tshering, stated that the quarantine is expected to take a toll on our fitness. However he reiterated that there will be no excuses and the team will prepare accordingly. Head coach Ngawang added that the boys are determined to make up for the time lost. “We will come out stronger than ever.” he said.
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City will then face another debutant Gelephu FC, the champions of Sarpang District League, before taking on Paro FC at home. This is followed by champions of Thimphu District League Druk Lhayul. Hishey pointed that being the defending champions Thimphu City will be naturally seen as a team to beat. “[H]ence we need to keep up our game throughout the championship[.] [S]o our players sure have certain amount of pressure”. he added.
We will take on Transport United on June 26 at Changlimithang after facing Tensung FC. Last season’s closest contenders Ugyen Academy is scheduled on July 17 after playing Rinpung and High Quality respectively.