SRINAGAR: The 1st Positive Kashmir Knockout Football Championship kick started on September 24 at Synthetic Turf TRC, Srinagar.
The Tournament is being organized by J&K Football Association and Positive Kashmir (NGO) in collaboration with JKSC.
Top 16 football clubs of J&K are participating in this tournament and a total number of 15 matches will be played.
Before the inauguration of the Championship, an exhibition match was played between Veterans of DFA Srinagar XI and Veterans of Positive Kashmir XI. DFA Srinagar Veteran team won this match by 3 goals to one.
Immediately after the Veteran match was over the inaugural match of the Championship was played between Iqbal Sports FC and Positive Kashmir XI. Both the teams played well and the match ended with 1-1 draw. During the penalty shootout, Positive Kashmir defeated Iqbal Sports 4-2. The match was played under TRC floodlights.
P.K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir was the chief guest on the occasion. Bharat Rawat, Mentor, Positive Kashmir (NGO), Bilal Ahmad Bhat, DDC Vice Chairman Srinagar, Zahoor Ahmed Mir, Owner HK Cements and Ishfaq Ahmad, international footballer, were guests of honour. Officials of JKFA and JKSC were also present on the occasion.
The teams were introduced to the chief guest and others before the start of the match. The Div Comm Kashmir interacted with the players and assured them that various steps are being taken for the promotion of sports and infrastructure in the UT of J&K.
On Saturday, ARCO FC played Kashmir Avengers FC.
All the matches of the Championship will be played under floodlights.
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