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Indian Army along with local football clubs organised football tournament for budding talents of Lolab


Srinagar: AFC Divar came out as the champions of the Lolab Football Tournament 2022. Football is a game that is close to the heart of Lolabians. Every household in Lolab has a tale of at least one football player etched in their family history. When the rest of Kashmir was obsessed with cricket, Lolab continued her love affair with football owing to the availability of many beautiful lush green football fields scattered along Lolab valley.

Lolab football tournament was organised by the Indian Army and local football clubs as a precursor to the ongoing Lolab Mela 2022. In all 16 Teams from all over Lolab participated and the teams were selected on the basis of knockout. The final match was played between AFC Divar and Young United Lalpura.

The final match had people of Lolab pouring into the Tekipura Sports ground to support and cheer for their teams. Authorities were finding it difficult to control the crowd excited with football fever. The final match was won by AFC Divar with a score line of 2- 0 with both goals coming from the captain of AFC Divar, Amir Hamid Lone who was also adjudged as man of the match.

Man of the series title was awarded to Mohammad Hussain Nazar. Trophies and exciting cash prizes for the winners and runners up will also be awarded on the culmination day of Lolab Mela 2022.

Chief guest for the final match was DDC Haji Farooq who graced the occasion and appreciated the initiative. This tournament was a platform for the budding talents of Lolab to showcase their talent and skills. The locals also arranged dance and music events as part of the opening ceremony. The overwhelming crowd is testimony to the interest the tournament raised amongst the locals.

The sight of each player holding the hand of a child with a Tiranga in his or her hand and jogging towards the football ground showcased the normalcy in the region and one could not help but realise the future of Jammu and Kashmir is safe in the hands of these children and youth.

Aadil Akbar
Aadil Akbar
Special Correspondent (Jammu and Kashmir) - The author is a young journalist working in the field since the past 6 years. He has covered politics and human interest stories including war-like situation the Kashmir valley.


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