1st Karachi United Youth League starts 12 November

Karachi United Football Foundation (KUFF) announced holding of the first ever Karachi United Youth Football League from 12 November 2011 onwards with matches being played at 4 venues across Karachi. National Soccer Academy Ground in North Nazimabad (Paposh), Bahria University Ground opposite Beach Luxury Hotel, Jam Stadium in Malir, and Baloch Mujahid Stadium in Ibrahim Hyderi will be hosting the games for this prestigious U14 event.

The opening fixtures, played under floodlights at NSA Ground in Paposh, see KUFF North Nazimabad centre face Gulshan Soccer Academy at 7 PM and KUFF North Karachi centre face Karachi City Football Academy at 8 PM on 12 November. The KUYFL will be inaugurated by Sindh MPA Abdul Mueed Farooqi.

According to KUFF administrator Riaz Ahmed, KUFC coach Arshad Jamal will be KUYL organising secretary as the tournament will feature U14 teams from all 6 KUFF youth centres and 4 club academies from across Karachi. The KUFF centres of North Nazimabad, Lyari, Old Golimar, North Karachi, Korangi, and Malir will have their U14 teams while Gulshan Soccer Academy, Baloch Mujahid Academy, Karachi City Football Academy, and Bahria University academy will participate with their own U14 sides.

The KUYL will be played on a single-league basis having a total of 45 matches, after which top 4 sides will qualify for semi-finals and finals of the tournament. The KUYL winners will earn Rs 15,000 cash prize, while runners up will have Rs 5,000. Individual awards will also be presented based on outstanding player performance.