PFF to hold first Intercity Football Championship

Tournament will be played from April 15 to May 3 in 13 cities

Our Correspondent April 12, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation will organise maiden Intercity Football Championship from April 15-May 3. The tournament will be played in 13 cities of Pakistan, including Islamabad.

Local Organising Committees have been formed, under the supervision of Secretary-General PFF Mohammad Siddique Sheikh, to overlook formation of teams, player selection and other related matters.

Speaking about the initiative, Sheikh said: "This tournament is part of our grassroots football program and we hope that it will help us improve the standard of district football in Pakistan."

A three-day trial for selection of three Karachi teams (red, green and whites) for the qualifying round of inter-city championship has been completed.

Hundreds of players participated in the trials. First round of the competition will be played in Karachi and Tando Jam.

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Participants from Sindh will be divided in two groups of three teams each who will compete in a single league. The top team from each group will qualify for the final round which will be played from April 22 to May 3 in Islamabad, Bahawalpur and Multan.

Earlier in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL), Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) lifted their fifth trophy after a stellar 4-0 win in the deciding match of the season against the star-studded Sui Southern Gas Corporation (SSGC) at the KPT Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

KRL have been the most outstanding team in the league since their rise in the 2009-10 season.


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