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Jashn-e-Azadi sports festival begins

PESHAWAR: Chew Dok Club recorded an opening day victory against Xang Bazar Club in the opening football match of the week-long Janshan-e-Azadi Sports Festival, which got underway under the aegis of Malik Saad Shaheed Sports Trust in Chitral on Thursday. Arshad Khan, Chief Admin Officer of the Malik Saad Shaheed Trust, was the chief guest on this occasion. Organizing Secretary Hussain Ahmad, officials of the District Govt, players and large number of spectators were also present. Before the start of the opening match, the players of both the teams were introduced to the chief guest. Besides football, other events comprising table tennis, badminton, tug-of-war, culture show and a polo match would be organized in connection with the Independence Day celebration. The match between Chew Dok Club and Xang Bazar provided great thrill wherein both the teams scored one goal each till the end of the stipulated 70-minute time. For Chew Dok Club, Shakir Ullah slammed in a beautiful goal while for Xang Bazar Club Shakeel netted a fine goal to make the tally 1-1. To decide the fate of the match, both the teams were awarded five penalty kicks each on which Chew Dok Club scored on all five attempts while Xang Bazar missed a goal. Shakir Ullah, Gul Roze, Yasir, Nisar and Imran were the scorers for the winners while for Xang Bazar Shakeel, Ghani, Hizbullah, and Wahid succeeded in scoring and Aftab missed the target. The closing ceremony of the events will be organized at District Council Hall wherein District Nazim Magfirat Shah will be chief guest on August 14 followed by a grand culture show in the football ground.

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