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Centennial School wins first football match under floodlights

CHITRAL: A football match was held between Imran Khan Foundation School and Centennial Model High School at the Chitral Football Stadium, says a press release.

The marked the first official match played in Chitral under floodlights as no other football pitches in the region ever have such a facility. Centennial School won the match 2-0 in front of around 500 people. organized the event as a part of their #SehatCares CSR initiative, and distributed prizes and trophies to the winning team and runners-up. DFA Chitral President Zafar Ali Shah, patron-in-chief Hussain Ahmed along with the principal of Centennial Model High School, who was the chief guest, and others were present.

This marks yet another milestone for DFA Chitral which had already sent a team to play in Spain through the Atletico Madrid Academy in Pakistan.

Hussain Ahmed said: “Chitral is a region where football talent is definitely recognized but sadly neglected by the higher football authorities in the country. They haven’t sent scouts nor have held official camps or trials in the region but have done so in other regions. We certainly hope this facility that has been created can spearhead football in the region and invite teams from other parts of the country to compete against our local footballing talent”.

Bilal Mumtaz said:  “I have consistently been coming to Chitral for the past few years to hold camps through personal efforts, as I see immense footballing talent in the region and want to do my part to enrich the lives of the youth in this area. I hope to see more facilities being developed for the development of football in Chitral, and am elated that there is finally a proper football ground for holding matches of a competitive nature that is up to standard.”

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