Gangtok: April 17, 2012
Bhaichung Bhutia is the best ambassador of the Indian football said ONGC, Mumbai manager BK Bhowmik on Monday.
”He is the most experienced man but a genuine and visionary human person who is trying his label best for the development of the sport not only in Sikkim but in India as a whole. Some of them may think that Bhaichung may be doing for his personal benefit but whatever he is doing he is doing for the nation as a whole when football comes into question,” he said, ”Bhaichung may not be always in the top may be because of the fitness but he is still a dangerous player.”
Also stressing on United Sikkim FC Bhowmick said that the team has the potential and has a good advantage as Bhaichung is in the team. There are many good players like Quinton Jacobs, Thoi Singh and many local lads and the dream team cannot be made over night and it takes some time. The government of Sikkim has been so supportive that can be seen in terms of this beautiful infrastructure and other small small facilities that has been given in the state. Adding on it he said that football will definitely be one of the popular games in Sikkim and the state club qualification to I league will definitely be another boost to the Sikkimese football. “Whatever the government, department and Bhaichung himself is doing, it will definitely pay back one fine day” said Bhowmick.
Also sharing his views the club qualification for the I league he said that it has given immense satisfaction to him. “We were not strong in the beginning but the boys got a good hold of the momentum and have delivered great result” said Bhowmick. The match was not a match in the field; in fact it was a psychological match full of plans and tactics. “We have come here to win” and we did it added the manager. Commenting on the preparation of the I league he said that it is a big and difficult level and needs focus. Lots of the boys are immature in the team and they need time to face the toughness of the I league he added.
Bhowmik has also landed gratitude to the top teams of Goa for providing the support in their three months training camp at Goa.