U-16 Lyari Football League final tomorrowArchive
KARACHI: The KE Under-16 Lyari Football League final will be played at the People’s Stadium Lyari on Sunday.
According to details a prize purse of Rs 100,000 awaits winning team of K-Electric Under-16 Lyari Football League which would also be covered live on a local sports channel.
Sunday’s final will conclude this competition which is being held in collaboration with I Am Karachi and the Sindh Football Federation since April 17. Lyari, which has long been the source of some of Pakistan’s finest football talent, has suffered badly from gang-wars over the last several years, which has consequently ruined the youth culture in the locality.
KE’s spokesperson said: “Our environment has a huge impact on the way we behave and act. Lyari’s youngsters have long lived in a place that is not conducive to productive habits. Thus our aim has been to motivate them into taking up healthy activities and we have been very happy at the positive response to the Football League.”
The fourth edition of the league is different from previous ones in that the’names of the teams are associated with former legendary footballers from Lyari, in order to pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to Pakistani football.
Published in Dawn, April 25th, 2015
On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play