The 9th Karachi United Football League 2011-12, organised by Karachi United Football Foundation and sponsored by UBL (OMNI), kicked off yesterday 24 October 2011 at Drigh Road Union Stadium near Cantt Bazaar, Karachi with opening ceremony and fixture.
The inaugural fixture of the KUFL 2011-12 was played between two renowned DFA East teams, Irfan Memorial FC (Landhi) and venue hosts Drigh Road Union. The game finished 1-1 between the two as both sides shared the points. Muhammad Ahsaan gave Drigh Road Union the lead in 1st half, but Irfan Memorial won a penalty late by referee Ansar Javed in 2nd half after a hand ball in box by Abid Hussain, which was then duly converted by Afzal Baloch as he shot past opposing goalie Jahangir to equalise. The game was witnessed by an excited crowd who appreciated the free flowing football being played.
Sindh FA vice president and DFA Malir president Fateh Muhammad Baloch was chief guest for opening fixture and tournament inauguration. The chief guest praised Karachi United administration for organising such a splendid tournament for last 9 years in the city and hoped that more Karachi clubs can participate in this prestigious mega event in future editions. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Ubaid Ullah Khan, DFA East secretary, and he stated his happiness that this year’s KUFL is beginning in his own district and assured DFA East’s full cooperation with Karachi United to make the event a mega success.
Other officials present at the occasion were DFA South president Gulab Baloch, vice president Murad Bakhsh, DFA West vice president Dr Abdul Hameed, DFA West secretary Rahim Bakhsh, DFA East vice presidents M Rahim, Zameerul Islam, Syed Usman Shah, Abdul Aziz, members H M Hanif, M Jameel, Haji Saleem, Ajmal Khattak, Qayyun Laasi, Asif Ghafoor, DFA Centra vice presidents Saleem Patni, M Shamim, Ibn Abbas, Sindh Football Referees Association secretary Qamar Yar Khan, DFA West Referees chairman Ch. Israr, Master Ghulam Rasool, Drigh Road Union FC president Mr Warsi, journalist KUFL organiser and Irfan Memorial FC president Riaz Ahmed et al.
On 27 Oct 2011, Al-Shabaz Korangi face Gulshan Soccer at 4 PM.
9TH KARACHI UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2011-12
Organized by Karachi United Football Foundation
Sponsored by United Bank Limited (OMNI)
Drigh Road Union 1 – Irfan Memorial Landhi 1
Mohammad Ahsan took lead to Drigh Road Union in 22nd min but Afzal Baloch equalised on penalty kick in 56th min. Both the teams share one point each.
Chief Guest Mr. Fateh Mohammad Baloch, Vice President Sindh Football Assocaition & President DFA Malir inaugurating the Karachi League while Mr. Ubaidullah Khan, Secretary DFA East presided over the function.
Referee Ansar Javed supervised the match while Javed Bangash, Shokat Ali and Farrukh Riaz while Abdul Karim was Match Commissioner.
Fixture for 27.10.2011 – Al-Shabaz (Korangi) vs Gulshan Soccer (DFA Central) at 4 pm (Drigh Road Union Stadium)
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