Bhutan Football Federation has added another feather in the cap with a new headquarters all set to be launched for players who hold the potential of representing the country and making it proud in the game. The new FIFA Forward-funded headquarters is a three-story building on 412 square meters.
The office area is spread over 1,400 square meters, loaded with facilities like modern amenities and added space. It sports a gymnasium, conference hall, and expanded offices.
On top of that, a new training center is being eyed with floodlights. Bhutan Football Federation plans to conduct training courses at the new training center to prepare the upcoming coaches and referees.
The training center will be available to men and women. This follows the inauguration of the first-ever football academy in Bhutan in May. The facility is dedicated to male players. In a record time of three months, Bhutan has managed to come up with a facility that can be accessed by male and female players.
Bhutan Football Federation posted details about the inauguration of the new headquarters on its official Instagram account, quoting that the construction is estimated to be complete by the next year. Calling the ceremony groundbreaking, Bhutan Football Federation assured that the new headquarters would have facilities like a training center for adults.
Bhutan Football Federation issued another statement to the media, saying it was a big milestone for the country, adding that the new headquarters will support local football clubs to leave a big impact in developing the sport in Bhutan. The Federation thanked FIFA for its generous support and said that it epitomizes the core values of FIFA.
Bhutan is one of the 211 Member Associations of FIFA. The country has a population of over 700,000, but that does not stop it from making the best team ever. Bhutan, as a country, has made progress in the sport. While it stood at 202 in 2002, Bhutan went up to 186 in recent times on the ranking list for men and 169 for women.
Bhutan left a lasting impression when it achieved heights in the qualifying campaign for the FIFA World Cup during Russia 2018 qualifiers. It won against teams like Sri Lanka, followed by a 1-0 victory over Guam in Qatar 2022.
Football has become the number one sport in Bhutan, setting a new vision for the sport in the country. Expectations in Bhutan are now high as many people from the country are estimated to participate in the game. Bhutan has always aimed to promote the sport professionally and progressively, and it has managed to do so by showcasing its great performances on the international stage. Betting on football is still outlawed by the government. However, punters place their bets on various sites by using VPN.
Tsechup wrote in the presidential note that he was confident of football rising and becoming better from that point, adding that the country now has a guide to improve the performance and management in the next five years.