Inter-Provincial U17 football: KP wins title

Inter-Provincial U17 football: KP wins title


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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Wednesday announced Rs 0.5 million for the victorious team of winning Inter-Provincial Under-17 Football Championship organized jointly by Govt of Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan Sports Board at Astor.
The announcement in this connection was made by Secretary Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when he received the team after arrival at the Peshawar Sports Complex.
Director General Sports KP Asfandyar Khan Khattak, Director Female Games Miss Rashida Ghaznavi, Director Development Saleem Raza, Chief Coach Shafqat Ullah, Administrator Games Syed Jaffar Shah, team coach Faisal Javed, football coach Jamshed Khan, coaches of other Games, official, players were also present.
Secretary Sports conveyed the greeting of the CM besides announcing Rs 0.5 million on his behalf as cash reward for the team. He said, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is very happy, the way the team played the Championship and defeated strong team of other provinces including AJK, Islamabad and host Gilgit-Baltistan before reaching the final against the strong Sindh team, he said. Each of the team members of the KP U17 Football team were garlanded besides showering rose petals, appreciating the team performance of defeating strong teams like Punjab, Balochistan, Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
host Gilgit-Baltistan and in the final defeated Sindh team by 2-1 in a thrilling final. Right winger Jawad scored the first goal for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the 26th minute of the first half and KP’s Shahrooz scored the second goal to make the tally 2-0. Raees scored in the dying moments for Sindh to reduce the margin 2-1.
In the first semi-final, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated Punjab 2-1 while Sindh defeated Balochistan by 3-2 to reach the final and in the final KP recorded a vital victory against Sindh by 2-1.