Handwara, Sep 19: Department of Youth Services and Sports in collaboration with Bungus Valley Soccer Organization and DFO Soil Conservation Division Langate organized 1st Football Tournament of its kind at Bakiaker ground Handwara. The tournament was a great success and attracted a huge rush of spectators due to the untiring efforts of Organisers. People from all walks of life witnessed different matches of the sports extravaganza.
The final match of the tournament was played on the intervening night of September 18th. More than 20 thousand people made their presence in the grand finale of the soccer tourney. This competition was organized in order to uplift the standard of sports in the District. In the competition 32 teams hailing from both in & outside the District Participated with great pomp & show & displayed sportsmanship spirit.
The final match of the competition was played under lights between Saber Ushkara Baramulla V/S Mamdan Sports Sopore where Mamdan Sports Sopore lifted the trophy by beating Saber Ushkara Bala in penalty Kick outs.
Director Youth Services & Sports J&K Shiekh Fayaz Ahmad was the chief guest on the valedictory function of the tournament. Among other dignified personalities Prem Sukh Kataria from Mumbai, Ab Rashid Bhat DFO Soil Conservation Division Langate, Haji Gh Hassan Mir District Youth Services & Sports Officer Kupwara, Mumtaz Ahmad District Social Welfare Officer Kupwara, Zameer Ahmad Thakur president Foot Ball Association J&K and Sajid Yousf Dar Foot Ball Coach were also present on the occasion. (KNS)