Goal for Team Tibet

Sonam scores a freekick goal for Tibet where the game tied 2-2.

Bhutanese freekick blocked by Tibet’s goalie, Ten Namgyal.

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Tibet vs Manipur

A long-awaited victory for the Tibetan National Team came during the second half of All-India’s “Governor’s Gold Cup” against Team Manipur on October 29, 2007 at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok, East Sikkim. Right-Winger “Afrie” No. 6 with the assist from veteran Midfielder, “Dawa” No. 9, scored the game’s only goal. The Tibetan crowd roared in applause as the game picked up.

Earlier during the first half, both teams jockeyed for play, but with a strong defense backed by No. 18 “Kegen,” TNFA was undeterred despite numerous close calls. TNFA’s veteran goalkeeper, Ten Namgyal, blocked several good attempts at goal by Manipur’s strikers. But, it was during the second half that proved Team Tibet’s dominance over Manipur. Teamwork and stamina earned TNFA the win. With this win, Team Tibet moves up to the Pre-Quarterfinals against Bhutan XI in a historic match on Wednesday, October 31.

– mj