District football tournament begins

CHITRAL: Chital Homes district football tournament started in Qashqar Sports Complex Chitral on Monday.  The mega event was inaugurated by Commandant Chitral Scouts Col. Moeenuddin.

Speaking on the occasion, Col. Moeenuddin lauded the efforts of District Foodball Association and tournament organizers for creating sports opportunities for the youth. He said Chitral Scouts always support sports and recreational activities as an important and vital component for the formation of a healthy society.

In his welcome speech Hussain Ahmed, secretary DFA Chitral, thanked Col. Moeednuddin for his support and patronage in promotion of football in Chitral. He said without the support of Chitral Scouts this tournament could never had been materialized. He said that we mark this tournament with slogan of “Kashmir Baney Ga Pakistan” and the youth of Chitral stand with their armed forces for any call.

Chitral Home district football tournament is first of its kind mega event in Chitral. The winner team would receive a cash prize of Rs100,000 while the runner up team will get 50,000 rupees. There are also cash prizes for man of the match, top goal scorer and best goal keeper. 32 teams, including teams from Gilgit and Swat are participating in the tournament.

In first day matches, Muldeh football team outclassed Jang Bazar Chitral by 4 to nill and Reshun was beaten by Singur football team on penalty shootouts.

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