Sikkim Govt ready to discuss on Bhaichung's academy

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Gangtok, Nov 24 (UNI) The Sikkim government is ready to deliberate on the proposal for setting up a football academy by son of the soil and national football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia.

''Let Bhaichung come forward with his proposal. We will discuss officially about it,'' said State Sports Minister P S Tamang told reporters here today.

On November 17 during a programme here at Paljor Stadium, Bhaichung said he wanted to set up a football academy after retirement to nurture promising football talents.

His only condition was that he would require a 40 acre land for his proposed academy, be it in Sikkim or any other states.

On this proposal of 40 acre land, Tamang said, ''It may be difficult to find such flat sites in this hilly state like those found in plains. But there are one or two suitable land in the state.'' UNI BG SJC PY RN1821

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