Oct 102017
FATA Football Super League from Friday

PESHAWAR: FATA Football Super League 2017, featuring three foreign players, will kick-off here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Friday, writes Alam Zeb Safi. Shahid Shinwari, chief organiser and FATA Olympic Association’s president, told ‘The News’ here on Tuesday that one player each from Indonesia, Malaysia and Afghanistan would be seen in action in the competitions. He added that these players would reach Peshawar on Wednesday (today). In the competitions as many as 12 outfits will vie for the top honour. Koza Hanipi Mochamad of Indonesia and Ahmad Nazim Bin Ahmad Nazrin of Malaysia will arrive in Islamabad, while the Afghan player, whose name Shahid did not disclose, will arrive directly in Peshawar. Pakistan’s current and former players, including Yasir Afridi, Mohammad Rasool, Mohammad Riaz, Mehmood Khan and Jadeed Pathan, will also be seen in action. “All the participating clubs are hiring the services of departmental players and we hope it will be a competitive event,” Shahid said. The 12 outfits have been bracketed in four groups. The Group A comprises Young Jamrud United, Khyber Eagles and Shinwari Football Club. Khyber Greens, Darra Eagles and Ghazi Ajab Khan form the Group B.  Faqir EP North Waziristan Agency, Shams FC Landi Kotal and Al-Haaj Group have been bracketed in the Group C. Bajaur Stars, Malik Saad Falcons and Kurram Shaheen have been clubbed in the Group D. The leading two sides from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, which will be held on October 19 to 20. The semi-finals will take [Read More…]

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