ISLAMABAD: Four international footballers would be participating in FATA Super Football League scheduled to be held at Qayyum Sports Complex, Peshawar from September 27.
While addressing a press conference here at Pakistan Sports Complex, President Fata Olympic Association and President Fata Football Association, Shahid Khan Shanwari said two Indonesian and as many as Malaysian players would be participating in the Fata Super Football League.
“As many as 12 teams would be participating in the championship,” he said and added the championship would continue till October 10.
He said the winning team would be awarded Rs 0.5 million while the runner-up team would get Rs 0.3 million. “Best player, top scorer and best goal-keeper would bag Rs 25,000 each,” he said.
Shanwari said some of the league’s matches will also be played at North Waziristan and Bajaur Agency. “Through this league we want to promote the soft image of Pakistan and Fata,” he said.
He said the logo unveiling ceremony of the league would be held in a local hotel on September 15.
He said the sponsor of the league is Bridgestone Tyres company owner Japan Takuma Kakuuchi who would also be providing kits to the footballs.
The teams participating in the league include Khyber Eagles, Bajaur Stars, Pakir Epi NWFP, Waziristan Panther, Khyber Green Zalmi, Shanwari FC, Malik Saad Falcons, Al Hajj Group, FAW United, Young Jamrud United, Shaheen and Gazi Ajab Khan. – APP