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.
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