Former I-League team United Sikkim FC on Sunday chose to the closed store to”concentrate on grassroots soccer” and prevent”conflict of interest” issues arising from its creator Bhaichung Bhutia’s affiliation with the national governing body of this match.
Former Indian soccer team captain Bhaichung stated in a statement his team, founded in 2004, will soon likely be shut down after 15 decades of existence throughout that it left it to the nation top-tier I-League in the 2012-13 year after winning the second division team.
“It has been a callous decision for us to choose. It’s with extreme pain that we’re declaring that United Sikkim Football Club will cease to exist from now,” the team said in the announcement.
“We’ve decided to close the club following 15 decades of life for two motives wholeheartedly.
United Sikkim FC played at the 2012-13 I-League but has been relegated from the following season. Ever since that time, the club was playing at the country maximal branch (S-League), winning four games.
“United Sikkim was made in 2004 by three buddies, Bhaichung Bhutia, Arjun Rai and Sherap Lepcha and turned into a specialist team for a brief period in 2011.
“We’re the first team from Sikkim and just the second in the Northeast to play with at the I-League that was the maximum league at that moment. Throughout that period, 14 to 18 local players were enjoying at the maximum league in the nation, in comparison with three or even four players now,” the club said.
It stated many players were sent for trials to various clubs in India.
“Komal Thattal was delivered to Kolkata from USFC to play with the Manchester Cup, where he had been chosen for its U-14 Indian group academy. Among the greatest goods of USFC is Sandesh Jhingan, now Indian national team player.”