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KUA, Lyari win in football league

By Agencies
January 17, 2020

KARACHI: In its third year, the Standard Chartered-Karachi United Football Youth Football League introduced differently-abled children to participate in the tournament. Over the years, the Football League has been striving to be more inclusive by including girls’ participation in 2018 and then focusing on introducing differently-abled children in 2019.

This year, Karachi United Academy (KUA) won the Girls and Lyari won the U-14 Boys Standard Chartered Karachi United Youth Football League Final which was recently held in Karachi. Earlier, Karachi United Academy and Baldia had won the U-10 and U-12 boys editions respectively. This league was sponsored by Standard Chartered, as part of its community service mandate to promote sports amongst children.

The final tournament was held at the Karachi United Stadium and was attended by more than 400 spectators hailing from different areas of Karachi.

Over 1000 boys and 100 girls participated in the league which kicked off at Karachi United Stadium in September 2019. There were 177 matches that were played amongst children from 14 community centres and the matches were played in different locations including Old Golimar, Clifton, Malir, Baldia, Liyari, Korangi and Mauripur.