10th Karachi League to kick off from April 5
The 10th edition of Aman Sports Karachi Football League will kick off from April 5. League matches will be played at the Baloch Mujahid Stadium and Korangi Baloch Stadium in Ibrahim Hyderi and Sharafi Goth, respectively.
Eight teams from last year’s Super League and 2 more home teams will take part in this edition of the competition. The participating teams will face each other in a single leg match. Top 4 teams will progress to the semi-final stage of the competition.
The first fixture will see defending champions Burma Mohamadan Club Korangi take on Al Shahbaz Korangi at the Korangi Baloch Stadium in Shrafi Goth (April 5, 4pm). Director Pak Business; MM Ghalib will be the chief guest on the occasion.
Irfan Memorial Football club will take on hosts Karachi United FC on the opening day of the league as well, at the Baloch Mujahid Stadium in Ibrahim Hyderi (Kick off at 8pm). The league fixtures will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A total of 5 games will be played each week.
Each team will be allowed to field 2 registered departmental players, as per the rules of the competition. The 2 registered players must be named before the start of the competition and cannot be changed during the course of the event.
The rules of the competition also require participants to include 2 players under the age of 19 in every game. The selection of at least 5 Under 19 players per squad is mandatory.
Clubs are also required to submit the CNIC or ‘B’ form of under 19 players to Riaz Ahmed, organising secretary of the competition. Players will not be allowed to take part in the league failing to comply with the aforementioned rule.
The following teams will take part in the league this year; Karachi United (DFA South; host), Burma Mohammedan (Korangi; Defending Champion), Kalri Star (Lyari), Korangi Baloch (Sharafi), Azam Sports (Drigh Road), Al Shahbaz (Korangi), Baloch Mujahid (Ibrahim Hyderi), FC Rovers (Malir Cantt), Baloch Youth (Garden), Irfan Memorial FC (Landhi).
RIAZ AHMED, Organising Secretary
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