Jinnah Stadium to host Challenge Cup knockouts [Dawn]

Jinnah Stadium to host Challenge Cup knockouts [Dawn]

KARACHI: The Pakistan Football Federation Normalisation Committee has succeeded in finding an alternative venue to holding the knockout stages of the National Challenge Cup.

The tournament, which kicked off 15 months ago, will conclude at Islamabad’s Jinnah Stadium next month, the PFF NC announced on Monday.

The PFF NC had been forced to look for an alternative venue for the country’s premier cup tournament due to the unavailability of the Punjab Stadium, its first choice.

“Delighted to announce that the National Challenge Cup will kick off at the Jinnah Stadium, Islamabad on May 1,” it said in a post on Facebook.

The 30th edition of the Challenge Cup kicked off in January last year and only the group stages of an expanded 32-team tournament were played with the PFF NC announcing that the latter stages would be held afterwards. It finally announced earlier this month that it will hold the knockout stages from May 1 to 12.

Published in Dawn, April 23nd, 2024