Jan Nengarhar club clinches the winning trophy


KHYBER AGENCY: Jan Nengarhar football club lifted the winning trophy by defeating Ahmad football club with 2:0 in the final match of Independence Day football tournament being played here at government centennial boys’ high school ground of tehsil Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency last day.
Member National Assembly and Fata parliamentary leader Haji Shah Jee Gul Afridi was the chief guest on the occasion. Before the start of the game, players of the two finalist teams were introduced to the guest.
Earlier,in first semi-final Ahmad football club beat Zeshan while in second semi-final Jan Nengarhar out classed Walid club to qualify for the final.
Beside huge numbers of sports lovers,hundreds of thousands of the residents of Landi Kotal including youth and elders tribal from across the agency witnessed the game.
The match was started in thrilling mode and each team attacked on one another goal post.However the players of Jan Nengarhar club,Atiq Shinwari and Rasool got chances in 10th and 26th minutes respectively of first half of the game and made no mistake to transfer the balls into their opponent goal post. Ahmad eleven players made hectic efforts to level the lead but remained unsuccessful and the former won the final game by 2:0.
The players enthralled the spectators by showing their best abilities in the game and received thundering applause from them.
At the end the chief guest gave away trophies and prizes to the winner teams.Mohammad Riaz was awarded Man of the Tournament.
The chief guest congratulated the arrangers for organizing such colorful sports event in the area and announced Rs.100000 financial assistance for the organizers.
The football tournament was organized under the banner of Khyber Sports Club and fifty four best teams from all over Khyber Agency competed at knock out system for a month,Secretary of the club Najeeb Shinwari said.