Lahore, 7 Jan: Kalakot will take on Daryabad in Group-C tie on Saturday, 8 January at (3 PM Kick-Off) when PFF-KESC Lyari Football League 2011 explode into action at Karachi’s Peoples Sports Complex, Mauripur Road, Karachi. PFF will host the event in collabration with sponsors KESC, having 32 matches – 24 league and eight elmination encounters.
“Football bring people together and deliver great health and social development dividends to communities across the world. It is a good way of bringing young people together and diverting them from anti-social and high risk behaviours. There is a broad consensus that regular physical activity is essential for the physical, mental, psychological and social development of children and adolescents. Playing sport can boost children’s health, improve concentration and learning, and help dissuade young people from crime. PFF-KESC Lyari Football League 2011 for U14 booters will be a firm footed event in this regard,” stated by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat who is also AFC Disciplinary Committee Chairman and FIFA/World Cup Disciplinary Committee Member.
Peoples Sports Complex, venue of 6th SAFF Championship six years ago, will host matches attached to opening and closing ceremony while rest of the thirty matches are being allotted to newly-named Shaheed A. Rehman Park (previously Gabol Park). Lyari Town Council on 21 August 2009 had passed two resolutions with a majority vote to name Gabol Park and Tannery Road after Sardar Abdul Rehman Baloch who was killed in the same month.
“It is said that the youth are the future of a nation. Give them a good foundation; you can be sure that the nation will enjoy quality leadership and a peaceful society in the future. Under the brilliant leadership of PFF Chief Faisal Saleh Hayat, PFF is in full swing as far as Youth Development through Football (YDF) program is concerned and PFF-KESC Lyari Football League 2011 is one of the gigantic step as far as PFF YDF is concerned.” said PFF Youth Development Director Siddiq Sheikh.
Lyari Town, known as a football hotbed in Pakistan, will field eleven U14 Union Councils of Lyari Town namely UC-01 (Agra Taj), UC-02 (Daryabad), UC-03 (Nayabad) UC-04 (Khada), UC-05 (Baghdadi), UC-06 (Kalri), UC-07 (Bihar Colony), UC-8 (Rangiwara), UC-09 (Singolane), UC-10 (Kalakot) and UC-11 (Nawalane) while Lyari Town and four outstation outfits Hub, Winder Gaddani, Uthal and Bela will complete the numbers for 16-team show.
Saturday (8 Jan) Fixture : Kalakot v Daryabad (Peoples Complex : 3 PM)