First Phase Annual Football C’ship Kicks Off In Srinagar

SRINAGAR- The First Phase of 29th Annual Football Championship kick started on Tuesday at Synthetic Turf Football Field TRC Srinagar in chilly weather condition. Nuzhat Ara, Divisional Sports Officer (K), who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, inaugurated the tournament.

The first match was played between DFA Zone Rafiabad and DFA Zone Hajin. The Hajin boys dominated the scene from the start of the match and defeated Zone Rafiabad by five goals to one.

The second match was played between DFA Kupwara X1 and DFA Pulwama XI. Both the teams played quality Football and first half ended goalless. In second half DFA Pulwama scored two goals and DFA Kupwara scored only one goal. The match was won by DFA Pulwama by two goals to one.

The Championship will be played in three phases: the first phase will be played at Srinagar, while the second phase and third phase will be played at Jammu. Z.A Thakur, President JKFA, Iftikhar Lone, vice President JKFA, Fayaz Ahmad Sofi, President DFA Srinagar, and other members of JKFA were present on the occasion.

The Championship is organized by J&K Football Association under the aegis of J&K Sports Council.

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