First-ever football league for girls begins today [Dawn]

First-ever football league for girls begins today [Dawn]

KARACHI: The first-ever K-Electric Girls Football League will be launched at the KPT Sports Complex here on Friday which is an initiative aimed at encouraging participation of women in sports and comes after the recent launch of the first ever boxing tournament for women which received tremendous response.

The opening ceremony of Girls Football League will kick off with an exhibition match dedicated to the late Shahlyla Baloch, the young Pakistani forward who represented died in a tragic road accident two years ago.

The tournament is being held in collaboration with the Naseem Hameed Football Academy and the exciting event comprises eight teams from different areas of the metropolis which include Naseem Hameed Football Academy, Aga Khan Gymkhana, Young Muslim Women Football Club, Marta Women Football Club, Karachi Kickers Football Academy, Mohsin Gilani Football Academy, Elite Sports Academy and the Social Bond.

Spokesperson from KE said that more than 128 young female footballers are competing for the title which is a massive achievement for women sports. The eight teams will be divided into two groups and the league’s closing ceremony would be held on March 26 at the same venue.—PPI

Published in Dawn, 16 March 2018