All Pakistan Challenge Football Cup from Sept 25

Peshawar—The first edition of the All-Pakistan Challenge Football Cup will be commencing from September 25, 2016 under the aegis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Football Association here at Sumbal Khan Football Ground, Qayyum Sports Complex.
Arrangements in this connection have already been kicked off, Organizing Secretary and former national team skipper Basit Kamal told APP here on Thursday.
He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Football Association in collaboration with Pakistan Football Federation and Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is holding the event in which leading teams of the country would vie for the top honor.
Son of a veteran footballer Baba Kamal, Basit, who is also Secretary General of the KP Football Association, said that former Health Minister and President KP Football Association Syed Zahir Ali Shah will formally inaugurate the Cup. He said officials of the Pakistan Football Federation and leading footballers have also invited to Peshawar to see top teams in action during the Cup to be played on league basis.
He said teams comprising PIA, National Bank, Karachi Port Trust, Khan Research Laboratories, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Police, Sui Northern Gas Pipe Line, FATA, Chaman Club Quetta, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, and host Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would take part.
It is good that the upcoming footballers would see top players in action during the Cup, Basit Kamal said. He said for the smooth conduct of the Cup a Technical Committee and Umpiring Committee Headed by Malik Hidayat and Qazi Asif have been constituted.
The members of the Technical Committee comprising Zahir Ul Khair, Shakir Ullah, Ahmad Lala while in the umpiring committee members including Anwar Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Ikram Ullah, Abid Khan would assists both Haji Hidayat Ullah and Qazi Asif.
He said KP Football Association is financing the national event, after a break of almost five years and hopefully the teams would be provided all out facilities so they players could enjoy their stay while playing football.—APP

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