Indian Super League

Bengaluru FC’s Namgyal Bhutia believes RFDL stars can play in the ISL

Mudeet Arora
Namgyal Bhutia was one of the best players in the RFDL
Namgyal Bhutia was one of the best players in the RFDL / RFDL

Bengaluru FC's captain Namgyal Bhutia has hailed his team at the inaugural Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) after avoiding defeat against Kerala Blasters at the Benaulim Ground in Goa, thus winning the title.

The Blues finished on 16 points from their seven games and ended their campaign as the only unbeaten side in the RFDL with 19 points.

While speaking to the RFDL Media Team after the match, Bengaluru FC captain Bhutia said, “This is our first trophy after two years, this is the first trophy we (have) won. I'm so happy for the team and very proud of my boys. In tournaments like RFDL, we develop as a team, and we develop individually also. We have shown that B team boys can go play for the senior team (ISL) also."

BFC's reserve team coach Naushad Moosa also spoke after their title win as he said, "I would like to thank Reliance for this wonderful platform. All the teams were very competitive. This tournament really helped us get some competitive games for us to understand the level of the players. It’s also a good platform for even the coaches.

“I would like to congratulate Kerala, the way they played. They were the best team. I am proud of the boys, the way they played throughout the tournament,” he added.