Lahore, 13 November: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has set 15 November 2010 as last date for the event registration of organizational and club teamss for participation in PFF League (Club/Departmental Phase) 2010, slated to run on Monday, 22 November 2010 at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad after Eid Ul Adha.
It is clarified that no club would be accepted after the given deadline and the provinces/regions/ departments who will fail to send the names of clubs to play in coming event before deadline would not be eligible to compete in the competition – ranked second to Pakistan Premier League in domestic men soccer.
In a letter addressed to Pakistan Television, Pakistan Railway, Pak Public Works Department, Pakistan Steel, Pakistan Police, Gawadar Port Authority, Ashraf Sugar Mills and Zarai Tarqyati Bank Ltd, Baloch FC (Quetta), Wohaib FC (Lahore), Muslim FC (Chaman), Afghan Sports FC (Quetta), University Club Faisalabad, Al-Hilal Club Pakpattan, Suraj FC (Panjgoor) and qualifying clubs from SFA, Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’ Secretary General Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi said: “send names of two top clubs of each Provinces and champion of each Regions with copy of Match Schedule/ Results latest by the 15th November 2010 deadline, failing which the clubs/organization of your Provinces will not be eligible to participate in the said League.”
The last edition saw 13 teams clubs in action in PFF League – Club Format with Sahiwal’s Young Blood winning the show, and cruised into Pakistan Premier League 2010. Other competitors were Kasur’s Munir Shaheed, Hyderabad’s Qureshi FC, Quetta’s Baloch FC, Afghan FC, Dera Ismail Khan’s Dera XI, Lahore’s Wohaib FC, City FC, Karachi Kickers, Islamabad’s Ravi FC, Mehran FC, Abbottabad’s Hazara Zamindar FC and Chaman’s Muslim FC.
Sahiwal, known as Montgomery before 1966, acted as the sixth host of PFF League Final on 6 January 2010. Previous hosts were Peshawar, Lahore, Faisalabad and Islamabad (twice). The final saw Karachi’s Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) edging out Sahiwal’s Young Blood through Imran’s 12th minute strike at Ali Rai Nawaz Stadium, near Fareed Town Police Station. Both the teams – SSGC and Young Blood – also earned passage into PPFL 2010.