Another Bhutanese plays for an Indian football club


Thinley Namgay

One of the most recent Bhutanese footballers to play outside the country is former High Quality FC winger Kezang. The 23-year-old currently plays for Garhwal Heroes FC in the current Delhi League in India.

Kezang joined Garhwal FC in March this year. “Garhwal FC will be part of the second division of the I-League if we qualify for the current league. The club have played in the I-League second division in the past, ”he said. “Like all the other players, I hope we can win the championship this time around.”

The club beat Sudeva Delhi FC 4-0 on October 21. Kezang has played two of the four matches for the club so far. He scored a goal against Shastri FC. Garhwal FC have won three games and drawn. The club are currently at the top of the table with 10 points.

Kezang started his football career in 2014.

In his first international appearance, Kezang played for Uppa FC, Manipur, India, in the 2016 Manipur League. He also competed in the Arunachal Pradesh League representing Capital Complex FC last year.

In Bhutan he played for Druk United FC, Thimphu FC, Bhutan Clearing FC.

Kezang said an Indian agent helped him perform in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. The same agent helped him gain admission to Garhwal Heroes FC.

Founded in 1953, Garhwal Heroes FC is one of the oldest professional clubs in India. “At Garhwal FC, the level of training and the hard work of their players inspired me. As a professional club the facilities are good.

In their fifth game, Kezang’s side face Delhi FC on November 13.

Kezang idolizes Brazilian professional footballer Ronaldinho. “He made me want to play football. Football is my passion and it was also my late father’s dream to see me play at a professional level.

He said his family was his inspiration in his professional life. “Football is my career, and family is my backbone.”

Edited by Tshering Palden

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