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Rizwan to head football trials

Rizwan to head football trials

LAHORE – Punjab Football Association President Arshad Khan Lodhi has approved Model Town Football Academy President Mian Rizwan Ali as camp commander during the trials on Monday, February 7 at MTFA Ground to select the Punjab U13 football team for the upcoming 13th National U13 Festival. Faisalabad’s Imdad Awan will be head of the selection committee.
Pakistan Football Federation will stage the event in third week of February. The 36 districts of Punjab allowed for sending their

Pakistan-Palestine football clash on March 1

LAHORE – Two foreign football teams will tour Pakistan in March, finally ending the drought of international sporting activities in Pakistan. The Palestine national team will face Pakistan in Lahore on March 1, followed by an encounter at Karachi on March 4.
Later on, the Pakistan Olympics team will collide with Malaysia Olympics team in the second leg of London Olympics Qualifiers on March 9. Pakistan, after two internationals at Lahore and Karachi, will reciprocate by visiting

Boys football cup on Monday

LAHORE – Six teams of Gujrawala division will show their mettle when the second Chief Minister’s Boys Football Cup kicks off at Gujranwala on Monday. According to Sports Officer Gujranwala Shah Manzar Fareed, colleges of Narowal, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Gujranwala and Gujrat will take part in the football event for the 2nd CM Sports Competitions.
Manzar Fareed said the districts of Punjab produced many great sports personalities and there is plenty of hidden talent

Football league proves Lyari’s talent

LAHORE – Syed Khadim Ali Shah, SVP of SAFF, feels that the Pakistan Football Federation is focusing towards establishing a sound football culture and a productive system for the proper nourishment of the available talent in the country. “The way the U14 kids of the Lyari played in the tournament has showed the authorities that the required talent is available for the upcoming 15th Asian U16 Championship,” said Khadim.
Khadim added that all the 32 matches turned out to be

Gujrawala’s football event from 29th

LAHORE – Six teams of Gujrawala Division will show their mettle when second Chief Minister Cup boys football event will be held at Mini Sports Complex, Gujranwala, on Monday, January 31. According to Sports Officer Gujranwala Shah Manzar Fareed, the champion colleges of Narowal, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Gujranwala and Gujrat will take part in the football event.
Manzar Fareed said Punjab produced many great sports personalities and there is plenty of talent which

Bradford’s Irfan Khan joins football camp

LAHORE – Bradford’d Irfan Khan reported to coach Tariq Lutfi at the selection-trial-cum-coaching camp which is in full swing at the Model Town Football Academy for the ensuing Thailand Training Camp and two-legged qualifiers against Malaysia for the London Olympics.
Irfan is a midfielder at Bradford Park Avenue Association Football Club which is nowadays eleventh behind leaders Halifax Town, Colwyn Bay and Matlock Town in the 22-club Northern Premier League Premier Division,

Football league aids peace in Lyari

KARACHI – Former Lyari-based international players and referees hailed Pakistan Football Federation’s President Faisal Saleh Hayat for taking steps in boosting football in rural and urban areas of Pakistan.
They called Lyari Football League 2011 another milestone in Faisal’s tenure.
People’s Peace Committee Chairman Sardar Uzair Jan Baloch called the event a milestone and said that such events would play a positive role in keeping peace not only in Lyari but throughout

Host Lyari in football league final

LAHORE – A closing minute goal by Pakistan U-14 team skipper Muneer Aftab helped Lyari Town beat Kalakot 1-0 to stroll into the final of the PFF-KESC Lyari Football League at Kalakot’s Shaheed Abdul Rehman Park, Karachi. Lyari Town will take on Singolane in the final on Monday at Peoples Sports Complex, Karachi.
Earlier in first semi-final, Singolane kept their early lead alive for 63 minutes to brush aside Bihar 1-0 in the first semi-final of 17-day Lyari soccer fiesta. Muneer,

Lyari Football League 2011

KARACHI – Singolane kept their early goal live for 63 minutes to overcome Bihar 1-0 in the first semi-final of PFF-KESC Lyari Football League 2011 at Shaheed Abdul Rehman Park.
Striker Idrees Rehman netted the all important winner for Singolane in the seventh minute. It was Idrees’s sixth goal of the event. Bihar failed to reply and crashed out of event. Singolane’s Adnan Ashraf was voted man of the match. Earlier, in the fourth quarter-final, Kalakot outplayed Baghdadi 5-3 on

Camp for Olympic football qualifiers begin

Lahore – As many as 31 players reported in the national camp that commenced on Monday in the build up for the 2012 Olympic football Asian qualifying tournament. The camp will run until February 4, 2011, at the Model Town Football Academy. Players born on or after 1 January 1989 are eligible to play. However, three players have been exemption from age limit. The 15 players are expected to join the camp on Tuesday morning.
The Pakistan Football Federation has approved 46 players

Lahore notches football gold in CM Sports Cup

LAHORE – The second Chief Minister Sports competitions reached final stages in football and volleyball events on Monday. The boys football final matches were held at Punjab Stadium. The first match was played between Lahore and Faisalabad. Lahore clinched the gold medal by 4-2. Sahiwal got the second position 1-0 against Bahawalpur. Lahore were first whereas Faisalabad and Sahiwal got second and third positions.
The girls volleyball matches were held at Government Pilot High

Hub in Lyari Football League quarters

LAHORE – Khada were held to a 0-0 draw by Bela in Group D and Rangiwara lost to Hub 0-2 in Group A of PFF-KESC Lyari Football League at Kalakot’s Shaheed Abdul Rehman Park, Karachi, on Sunday.
By virtue of Hub’s win, Rangiwara bowed out of the tournament while from Group-A, Hub and Nawalane joined Lyari Town, Baghdadi and Kalakot in the quarter-finals. Bilal of Khada team was in fine form and was later adjudged Man of the Match. He received shield from former PIA player Imtiaz

Baghdadi trounce Winder in Lyari Football League

KARACHI – Baghdadi outclassed Winder 3-0 in Group B of PFF-KESC Lyari Football League at Kalakot’s Shaheed Abdul Rehman Park, Karachi. After completion of four matches in Group-B, Baghdadi have earned six points to enter quarter-finals. Singolane made four, while Kalri one and Winder zero.
Baghdadi led 2-0 at breather with striker Majid Khan opening score in the 11th minute while winger Zeeshan Ali scored the other in the final seconds of first session. The second-half saw Man of

Lutfi named Pakistan football coach

LAHORE – The Pakistan Football Federation has hand over the reigns of the national team for the Olympics qualifying round to former coach Tariq Lutfi. He replaced Akhtar Mohiuddin as the head coach for the national team which started its preparation for the Olympic qualifiers against Malaysia on Saturday at the Model Town Ground in Lahore. Lutfi (PIA) will remain with the team for one year. His last spell for Pakistan was Pak-India Series six years ago. His first assignment in 2011

Football officials felicitate Faisal

LAHORE – The Punjab Football Association (PFA) called a meeting Thursday with Muhammad Arshad Khan Lodhi in the chair for the promotion and uplift of football in all districts of Punjab.
PFA officials Siddiq Qadri, Rizwan Ali, Imdad Awan, Khalid Mehmood, Agha Latif, Anis Lodhi were present on this occasion and all of them congratulated Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat for becoming the first Pakistani ever to have been elected to the

MTFA to host national youth football camp

LAHORE – The Pakistan Football Federation has approved Model Town Football Academy (MTFA) Ground for the national camp to prepare the Pakistan Youth team which will appear in the 2012 Olympics Asian qualifying tournament. The camp will start from January 15 at MTFA.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in London from July 27, 2012. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed Asian entries for the qualifying rounds of the London Olympics Football

Pakistan-Palestine football matches from February 27

LAHORE – Pakistan’s football fans will get a chance to witness FIFA-recognized international games when the Palestine football team tours Pakistan in late February. Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Faisal Saleh Hayat met with Palestinian Football Association (PFA)’s President Al Rajoub Jibril in the 60th FIFA Congress last year, during which and they both agreed to hold a bilateral series in preparation for the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup, World Cup and Olympics

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