Karachi City FC winner of first Open Women’s Football Championship

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KARACHI: Chief guest Commissioner Karachi Iqbal Memon handing over the trophy to the captain of Karachi City Football Club, the winning team of the first Karachi Women's Football Championship, here Sunday.

Iqbal Jamil

KARACHI: In the final of the first Karachi Open Women’s Football Championship, Karachi City Football Club defeated Young Muslim Orangi on penalty kicks after an interesting contest. The match played at UBL Sports Complex was sponsored by Pakistan Rangers Sindh and Naya Nazimabad.
During the allotted time no team was able to score though Karachi City’s team dominated the game and missed several chances to score. The match was decided on penalty kicks in which Karachi City Football Club clinched the title by defeating Young Muslim Club by four goals to two.
The Chief Guest Commissioner Karachi Iqbal Memon said that the holding of Women’s Football Championship to promote sports among women fraternity. He lauded the efforts of the organizers for holding the event in a grand manner.
He said that our female players have immense talent but they need to be given an opportunity to show their talent.
On the occasion, President of United Bank Limited Shehzada Dada and Brigadier Altaf Ahmed of Pakistan Rangers Sindh also assured the organizers of their full support and congratulated the two finalist teams for their excellent performance.
Earlier, tournament director Sama Asif briefed the audience about the details of the event. Sama Asif said that 15 teams including schools, colleges, universities and academies participated in the event. At the end of ceremony, the special guest distributed prizes among the athletes.
The first and second place teams were also given a trophy worth Rs.100,000 and Rs.50,000 respectively.
Young Muslim Orangi player Areeba Javed was awarded the best player award for being the top scorer in the tournament.
On this occasion, a women’s bike rally was also organized under the leadership of Marina Syed. In which more than 60 women motorcyclists took part.