20th GCM kicks off in Clement Town

imageThe 20th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup football tournament kicks off in Dhondupling Tibetan Settlement Clement Town, Dehradun today. The tournament will go on till June 15, 2014.

Today two matches will be played.

FC Lingtsang Vs Dhondupling FC(Clement Town)

Goa Tibetan FC Vs Shimla FC

Tibetan football teams from various regions of India and Nepal is participating in the tournament and will be played off on league cum knockout system. The teams will be divided into seven pools. The top teams of each pool and second best amongst the pools will qualify for quarter finals. Each team will have minimum of two games to play.

imageThe tournament is dedicated to the late Diki Tsering, the great mother of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the tournament was initially organised in 1981 as a club level tournament.

The last tournament was played in Hunsur Rabgyaling Settlement and Dhondup Ling FC lifted the trophy.