Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 23, Mar 2019 12:36 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
World Water Day: China’s damming of rivers in Tibet continues to violate the water rights of the downstream countries
Educational institutes should resist China’s effort to undermine academic freedom: HRW
Kashag secretary Topgyal Tsering appointed new minister in Sangay's cabinet
Buddha’s teaching of ‘no attachment’ remains a good way to counter phishing: CTA President
Dalai Lama sends prayers, condolence for victims of Christchurch shootings
China’s claim over reincarnation of Dalai Lama disregards tradition, violates religious freedom: Pro-Tibet group
US Secretary of State urges Nepal not to deport Tibetan refugees
Sixty Years Today: A Martyr Shot on the Banks of Lhasa’s Kyichu River
Tibetan MP objects to the use of the word ‘foe’ to describe PRC
The 7th session of the 16th Tibetan parliament-in-exile commences
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
more photos »
Tibet National Football Team to participate in ELF Cup
Phayul[Friday, November 17, 2006 13:39]
By Tenzin Dickyi
New Delhi

The Tibetan National Football Association (TNFA) team left for North Cyprus day before yesterday to particpate in ELF Cup 2006. The member of 17 players along with Team's Manager Mr. Kelsang Dhundup and their coach Jigme Dorjee are all set to hit the playground from 19th November.

The ELF Cup is a new annual football tournament where teams from all over the world can participate. There are eight teams participating in the tournament this year. The tournament involve predominantly non-FIFA registered teams who currently lack opportunities to play competitive international football. Acronym for Equality, Liberty and Fraternity, ELF has the reason for organizing such a tournament for developing countries who can showcase their talents.

Gagauzia, Greenland, Kyrgyzstan, Zanzibar, Tibet, Tajikistan, Crimea and TRNC are the participating teams. Tibet will play its first game against Tajikstan on 19th November at Güzelyurt Zafer Stadium.

‘Unfortunately we are missing out many good players this time But we have a 19 year old, Tenzin Rampa from United States who will for the first time play with the Tibet Team in North Cyprus. He plays for Milwaukee Panther Football Team and is a very good player,’ Mr. Kelsang Dhondup told phayul.

Namgyal and Sonam Topgyal from Pokhra could not make it to the game as their employer denied to give them permission from their work. Another player namely Damdul was hampered by his studies who is currently studying in Delhi University. Two players from USA, Nawang Thinley and Rinam also had their sane reasons for not able to participate in the tournament. However, Tibet team is happy over the opportunity they have received.

Earlier this year Tibet National Team participated in the FIFI (Football International Federation of Independents) Wild Cup tournament which was being played in Hamburg, Germany. Though Tibet team could not make to the top but it has won scores of fans and has been dubbed “winner of hearts” by the spectators at the tournament. Lets hope Tibet National Football Team once again leaves a remarkable and significant impression on the world with this game.

The Tibet national football team is not internationally recognized. It represents the people of Tibet, many of whom live in exile outside their nation, and who are represented by the Tibeta Government in Exile.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Organisers of Beijing games urged to translate promises into Action
Concern over Tibetan protests
Tibet National Football Team to participate in ELF Cup
A Tibetan student outshines in state-level painting competition
International support for Tenzin Tsundue
Tibetan escapees rue Jintao's visit
Hu Jintao should meet Dalai Lama, say Tibetans
3,000 Tibetans to protest during Hu visit
His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche's Teaching Tour of Australia
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online