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Football officials felicitate Faisal

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

Lyari football League – Bihar rout Khada 14-1

LAHORE – Bihar Colony shattered Khada defence and slammed 14 goals on Monday in Group-D of PFF-KESC Lyari Football League 2011 at Shaheed Abdul Rehman Park. The winners were 7-0 up at interval.
Muhammad Sarfraz and Amjad Hussain returned from the pitch with hat-tricks. Front-runner Sarfraz collected five goals in the 9th, 15th, 16th, 31st and 63rd minute while winger Amjad netted his four goals in the second session with strikes in the 41st, 46th, 50th and 69th minute. Midfielder

Faisalabad win CM Sports Cup football

LAHORE – The Chief Minister’s Sports Cup phase III reached closing stages at district level as volleyball, football, badminton and athletics final competitions were played in Faisalabad, DG Khan, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal and Sargodha. Faisalabad district won the boys football final and its girls volleyball team also won.
In DG Khan, Rajanpur beat Muslimgarh by 2-1 in football match. In the final boys volleyball, DG Khan district team emerged victorious 2-1. On the other hand,

Lyari Football League – Rangiwara drub Nayabad 7-0

LAHORE – Rangiwara whipped seven past Nayabad on Sunday in a Group-A tie of PFF-KESC Lyari Football League 2011 at Shaheed Abdul Rehman Park. The winners were 3-0 up at interval.
The hero of the match was winger Zameer Ahmed, who netted four times in the 9th, 21st, 47th and 65th minute after Rangiwara skipper and spearhead Muhammad Yasin landed the 4th minute opener. Wing full back Muhammad Irfan completed the thrashing with goals in the 53rd and 62nd minute. Nayabad failed to

Lyari Football League draws announced

LAHORE – Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has announced draws for the PFF-KESC Lyari Football League 2011. The event will comprise 32 matches, out of which 24 will be league matches and eight will be elimination encounters.
The PFF has engaged in a partnership with the sponsors Karachi Electric Supply Company to organize this unique League for under-15 players, from January 8 to 24 at two Lyari venues.
Participating teams: Agra Taj, Daryabad, Nayabad, Khada,

Too much domestic football: Blatter

BERNE – FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said there is too much domestic football, potentially putting himself on collision course with European clubs who last year complained about the international fixture list. Blatter also said he wanted only professional referees to officiate at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and admitted that women’s football was struggling to progress. Last year’s World Cup in South Africa came at the end of a long season and a number of leading players performed

WikiLeaks exposes Bulgarian football league’s mafia links

SOFIA – Some of Bulgaria’s most popular football clubs have ties with mafia bosses, who use them to launder money, according to a US diplomatic document revealed by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. “Bulgarian soccer clubs are widely believed to be directly or indirectly controlled by organised crime figures who use their teams as a way to legitimise themselves, launder money, or make a fast buck,” a January 2010 cable from the US embassy in Sofia to Washington noted.
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Wapda clinch football gold after 18 years

LAHORE – National Champions Wapda added another feather to their winning cap when they beat Pakistan Air Force 1-0 in the final of the 31st National Games football tournament on Wednesday in Islamabad.
Wapda regained the title after a lapse of 18 years under their jubilant coach Muhammad Habib – a qualified international coach. Wapda’s last triumph was recorded in 1992 under late Muhammad Aslam Japani.
Wapda dominated the 90-minute tussle with PAF. The lone goal of the

Lahore to host Raiders Football Cup next month

LAHORE – Prominent clubs of Lahore and other districts of Punjab will show their mettle in the All Punjab Raiders Football Cup 2011, to be played at Raiders Football Club Ground, Faisal Town, from Sunday, 16 January 2011.
The Organizing Secretary Kabir Ahmed Chaudhry said:
“Besides organisers Raiders FC, 24 other Lahore-based outfits participating in the event are Afshan Club, Fatima Memorial, Flying Horse, Garhi Shahue United FC, Jabbar Friends,Model Town FC, Moazam Iraj

PFA declares Lahore Football League illegal

LAHORE – The Punjab Football Association Secretary Agha Muhammad Latif declared DFA Lahore League illegal as it goes against the PFA Calendar. As per yearly Activity Calendar issued by PFA, the DFA league was to be held from March 15, 2011. But DFA officials announced that the league would start from December 25, 2010.
Moreover, the DFA Lahore Secretary has included several unregistered football clubs in the league. Complaints were received from various clubs of DFA Lahore

Pakistan in women’s football semis

LAHORE: Pakistan, led by Sana Mehmood, snatched semi-final spot when they put up a fine display to overwhelm Afghanistan 3-0 in their second Group B match of the first SAFF Women Football Championship at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on Thursday.
Pakistan will now face either India or Bangladesh in the semi finals.
The Afghan side, captained by Khalida Popal, failed to put up much resistance conceding three goals, one of them scored by Women Wing chairperson Robina Irfan’s

Russian football fans run riot in Moscow protest

MOSCOW: Russian football fans and ultranationalists ran riot in the centre of Moscow on Saturday, when a demonstration against the death of a fan descended into violence that left 13 people hospitalised. Thousands of fans, supported by members of far-right groups, gathered in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin for the unauthorised protest, with some shouting slogans such as “Russia for Russians” and performing Nazi salutes, according to an AFP photographer.
They were protesting

Pakistan Premier Football League – Essa shines as KESC rout KPT

LAHORE: Pakistani skipper Muhammad Essa put up sparkling striking power as KESC edged out KPT 2-0 in the 194th match of Pakistan Premier Football League at Peoples Sports Complex, Karachi. KESC, who remained in third place, were lucky to win the match as KPT controlled most of the game, but missed opportunities to score.
Both the teams missed opportunities in the first eleven minutes. The 24th minute saw KPT skipper Akhtar Mamil clear the ball from the goal line after Riaz’s