Shahrukh Sohail, Chief Editor, Islamabad
The FATA Peace Cup, which is being organized by the FATA Olympic Association, will be starting from the 12th of May in Peshawar’s Qayyum Stadium.
Featuring National Challenge Cup winners PAF, Police, Afghan FC Chaman, teams from KPK and FATA, and a side from Afghanistan, it promises to bring back quality football to the province.
The man behind the act is Shahid Shinwari, who is adamant that the tournament will help identify talent from the local areas and finally bring back International football to Peshawar. The competition will be intense and PAF manager Arshad Khan claims that the tournament will be a great event and could help his side pick up some talented players along the way.
“We’ll get to see what skills the footballers of these areas possess,” Arshad told The Express Tribune. “For us, it’s also going to be a talent hunt. If I’ll see any players with potential, I would like to induct them in our departmental team.”
“Afghanistan are a good team, but I’m not too sure whether their entire national team is coming or not. However, I know that Afghan players have a similar playing style as Pakistan, so I’m not worried. Hopefully, we’ll attract a good crowd for this tournament,” the official was quoted as saying.
Rasco Impex (http://www.rascoimpex.com) are the official Match Ball partners, while FootballPakistan.com are the official media and technical partners for the tournament and will be bringing you exclusive content direct from Peshawar.