NWA, Abbottabad, Peshawar Advance In All-Pakistan Inter-City Football League

NWA, Abbottabad, Peshawar advance in All-Pakistan Inter-City Football League

North Waziristan Agency, Abottabad and Peshawar advanced to next round after recording victories against their respective rivals in the All Pakistan Inter-City Football League which got under way here at Tehmas Khan Football Stadium on Tuesday

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 16th Apr, 2019 ) :North Waziristan Agency, Abottabad and Peshawar advanced to next round after recording victories against their respective rivals in the All Pakistan Inter-City Football League which got under way here at Tehmas Khan Football Stadium on Tuesday.

Chairman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Football Association and former Health Minister KP Syed Zahir Ali Shah was the chief guest on the occasion who formally inaugurated the Championship.

Secretary Organizing Committee and former international footballer Basit Kamal, former National team skipper Gohar Zaman, Haji Hidayat Ullah, officials, players and large number of spectators were also present.

Basit Kamal said that Inter-City Football League has introduced new format for the promotion of football in the country and players born after January 1, 1998 were eligible to participate.

"Our basic aim and objective to involve maximum number of players from the grassroots level to promote football in Pakistan," he, in his welcome address, said.

Each team was consisting of 20 members, he said and added it was mandatory that each team had 16 Under-23 players and four senior players.

Seven teams from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six teams from Balochistan, six teams from Sindh, six teams from Punjab, two teams from recently merged tribal districts and one team each from Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad were taking part.

He said two teams each from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, merger tribal districts and one team each from Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK and Islamabad would qualify for the final round of the League to be organized in Islamabad from April 22 to May 03, 2019.

Earlier, in the opening match North Waziristan defeated Khurram by 6-1. Sheharyar scored two goals while Zahid, Said Ullah and Imam Hussain scored one goal each, Syed Muhammad scored the only goal for Khurram.

Malakand beat Peshawar by solitary goal scored by Asim on the field attempt while Abbottabad beat Mardan when left winger Saud Khan netted a fine goal.

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