Cash prizes for triumphant Pakistan U-16 football team

Football federation chief hopes win, prizes will give football a boost in the country.

Express August 11, 2011

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation has announced a cash prize of Rs3 million for the Under-16 national football team that won the recent U-16 Championship South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal.

As the team returned to Karachi, triumphant from their participation in the six member tournament, Pakistan Football Federation President, Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat said the under-16 football team had put up a tremendous performance by beating India twice in the event.

He hoped the performance of under-16 team would help promote football in the country.

The Football Federation chief said that the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers should encourage the winning players.

Pakistan beat India twice in the tournament, 1-0 in the group stage and 2-1 in the final.

Gift to the Nation

Upon their return to the country, Captain of the U-16 team, Munir said that the entire team felt very happy at having won the cup, and the joy was doubled since they beat India to win it.

He said that the win was their gift to the nation ahead of the Independance day due to be celebrated on August 14.

The team had remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.


CB Guy | 12 years ago | Reply

Excellent performance and a good gesture of the government to give them incentives. I hope the team will INSHALLAH build upon it and have more success in future.

Mushba | 12 years ago | Reply

GO PAKISTAN!! I'm so proud of our team. Its about time we started giving our just attention to other sports; this whole cricketmania baloney has gone on for long enough. GO PAKISTAN FOOTBALL! Well done boys, you've made the country proud, and that too, before Independence day :)

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