In a dazzling display of skill, determination, and strategic prowess, Paro FC, affectionately known as the Tigers, has secured the 2023 BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) title with an astonishing three games in hand. This remarkable achievement marks their third consecutive victory and fourth championship since the club’s inception in 2018.
The Tigers have left an indelible mark on the Bhutanese football landscape, boasting an impeccable record of winning all 15 games played as of yesterday. Accumulating a formidable 45 points and showcasing an impressive goal difference of 56, Paro FC has not only dominated but has done so with flair and finesse.
Scheduled to face off against Thimphu City FC at Changlimithang Stadium for their 16th match, Paro FC’s triumph is already sealed mathematically. Even if Thimphu City FC were to win their two remaining games, they would fall short of surpassing Paro’s remarkable lead.
At the heart of this success is Paro FC’s commitment to strategic team building, astute recruitment, and a dedication to professional coaching. Head coach Puspalal Sharma lauded the club’s management for fostering an environment that encourages team cohesion, stating, “This environment allows players to complement each other’s strengths, contributing to the development of a robust squad.”
Sharma attributed the team’s success to a meticulous recruitment strategy that aligns the skills of new players with the team’s overall objectives. The talent identification process not only added depth to the squad but also significantly enhanced the team’s overall performance.
The coaching staff’s professional approach and commitment to continuous improvement have played a pivotal role in Paro FC’s sustained success in the BoB BPL. Sharma emphasized the importance of a methodical training regimen that has undoubtedly contributed to the team’s dominance in the league.
President Karma Jigme expressed his belief that the synergy among the club’s players, technical staff, and management has not only elevated the team to unprecedented heights in Bhutanese football but has also positioned them as a beacon of hope for the sport in the country.
Jigme highlighted the winning formula that includes a harmonious blend of foreign recruits like Evans, Florent, Dangm, and Kazuo with local talents. He credited the team’s defense, led by the capable Kinley Wangchuk, for conceding the fewest goals in the league.
Captain Kinley Wangchuk, expressing his determination to make history, aims to lead the team to three more victories and become the first in BPL history to maintain a clean sheet. Wangchuk acknowledged the strength of their opponents but credited the team’s hard work and strategic training based on opponents’ game tactics.
In a heartfelt acknowledgment, Wangchuk commended the management for their unwavering support, providing top-notch facilities, a balanced diet, and both moral and professional assistance. He expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from the fans, emphasizing the crucial role they play in the team’s success.
As Paro FC revels in the glory of their latest triumph, the Tigers have not only clinched a championship but have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in Bhutanese football, leaving an enduring legacy for future generations of football enthusiasts in the country.