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Fata Football Super League underway in Peshawar

FATA Football Super League 2017, featuring foreign players from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Afghanistan underway at Qayyum Sports Complex Peshawar. Minister of State for State and Frontier Regions (Safron) Ghalib Khan Wazir inaugurated the tournament.


12 teams from FATA are playing in the tournament for the Top honor. Khyber Eagles, Bajaur Stars, Pakir Epi South Waziristan Agency, Waziristan Panther, Khyber Green Zalmi, Shanwari FC, Malik Saad Falcons, Al Hajj Group, FAW United, Young Jamrud United, Dara Adam Khail Eagle and Gazi Ajab Khan of Dara Adam Khail and Khurram Shaheen are taking part in the League-2017.

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.

12 teams are dividing in four groups

Group A
Young Jamrud United
Khyber Eagles
Shinwari Football Club
Group B
Khyber Greens
Darra Eagles
Ghazi Ajab Khan
Group C
Faqir EP North Waziristan Agency
Shams FC Landi Kotal
Al-Haaj Group
Group D
Bajaur Stars
Malik Saad Falcons
Kurram Shaheen

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 place on 22 and 23 October 2017.

A sum of Rs1.5 million will be spent on the event. The winners will get Rs 500, 000, while the runners-up will be given Rs 300, 000.

Two matches will be held daily: the first from 1:30pm, and the second from 3:30pm.

The best goalkeeper, the leading scorer and top technical officials will also get prizes.

Shahid, a former national footballer, said that a selection committee, carrying former football gurus Qazi Asif, Basit Kamal, Najeebullah Najmi, Col Mujahid and Tariq Lutfi, would pick players from the event to be groomed for future top assignments.

Former top officials of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Pervez Saeed Mir and Rauf Bari are supporting the organisers, Shahid added.

He said that he wanted all the sports lovers to extend their support so that the event could be made successful. “This will help develop football in FATA,” Shahid said.

Event organizers thanked the sponsor Bridgestone Tyres Company owner Japan Takuna Kakuuchi, NJK, KYB, Exedy, Momin Oil, Afridi Medical Complex for extending a help hands financially.

Final of the event will be played on 24th October 2017.

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