Srinagar, September 25: The first Positive Kashmir Knockout Football Championship kick started on 24th of Sept 2021 at Synthetic Turf TRC, Srinagar.
The tournament is being organized by J&K Football Association & the Positive Kashmir (NGO) in collaboration with JKSC. Top 16 Teams/Clubs of UT are participating in this Tournament and a total number of 15 matches will be played.
Before the Inauguration of the Championship an Exhibition Football match was played between the Veterans of DFA Srinagar XI & Veterans of Positive Kashmir XI. DFA Srinagar Veteran team won this match by 3 goals to one.
Immediately after the Veteran match was over the inaugural match of the Championship was played between Iqbal Sports Fc and Positive Kashmir XI. Both the teams played magnificent Football and the match ended with 1:1 goal draw. Tie Breaker rule was applied and the Positive Kashmir defeated Iqbal Sports by 4:2 goals.
The match was played in floodlights and the spectators present enjoyed every moment of the game in floodlights.
P.K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir was the Chief Guest on the Occasion and Bharat Rawat, Mentor, Positive Kashmir (NGO) Mr. Bilal Ahmad Bhat, DDC Vice Chairman Srinagar , Zahoor Ahmed Mir, Owner HK Cements & Mr Ishfaq Ahmad International Footballer were the Guests of Honour. Officials of JKFA & JKSC were also Present on the Occasion.
Both the teams were introduced to the Chief Guest and other Guests present before the start of the match. The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir interacted with the players & assured them that various steps are being taken for the promotion of Sports Culture & infrastructure in the UT of J&K. All the Matches of the Championship will be played in Floodlights.