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FC Safaloo lifts the Shahr-e-Khaas Football Tournament title

Downtown Shahr e Khaas Tournament concluded

FC Safaloo lifts the Shahr-e-Khaas Football Tournament title

Srinagar, Nov 12: The final match of the Downtown Shahr e Khass Football Tournament was played today at Eidgha Ground between JKB Football Academy and Saffalo FC. The evenly contested match ended with a goalless draw and to determine the winner of the Tournament tie-breaker was applied. It was Saffalo FC who kept their nerve and won the final match by a scoring margin of 5-4 in the penalty shootout. Riyaz Ahmed GK of Safaloo was declared man of the match, while Adnan of JKB Academy was awarded the Best Player of the tournament. Riyaz GK of Saffalo FC was also adjudged as Best GK of the tournament. The most energetic player award was given to Faisal Thakur which was sponsored by Valley Sports.

Mohammad Yousuf Dar Former International Footballer was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Among other guests, Mr. Mehrajudin Wadoo, Mr. Gh Mohd Bhat, Gh Ahmed Kumar, Mr. Zahoor Ah Mir, Mr. Ab Hameed were present on the occasion.

While delivering the speech at the concluding ceremony Advisor NIFF Mr.Ab Hameed Banday and Chairman WC NIFF Mr. Bashir A Malik shared their thoughts and aim behind organizing the tournament. The idea is to bring back the glory of the sport to downtown and its adjacent areas. Mr Abdul Rashed Wawa a well-known footballer and promotor of the game was also honoured for his outstanding contribution in developing the game.

Around 32 teams across the valley participated in the tournament which was organized by Downtown Football Fraternity in collaboration with National and International Footballers Forum NIFF-J&K.

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