Eight-team Leisure Leagues Corporate Football League begins in Karachi
KARACHI: Leisure Leagues is organizing Leisure Leagues Seven-a-side Corporate League here at Olympian Iftikhar Syed Sports Academy (OISSA) from today (Saturday).
A total of eight teams, namely MS Packages, Wonder Works, Hyundai, Coca Cola, Karachi United Football Foundation (KUFF), PSO, Leisure Leagues and Hilal Foods will be seen in action during the tournament. In the opening match, Hilal Foods will take on KUFF.
The tournament will be played on single league basis – each team playing a match against one another. Each team will play a total of seven matches and the top four teams will qualify for semifinals. A total of 31 matches will be played.
The league matches will be played on Saturdays while the semifinals and final will be played on Sunday next month after top four teams are decided on points table at the end of 28 league matches.
Leisure Leagues has considerably large footprints, having organized leagues in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Leisure has also been operational in United States. Leisure Leagues set foot in Pakistan in 2016 after it brought former football super star Brazilian Ronaldinho and Friends – including former Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs, former England goalkeeper David James, Dutch star George Boateng, former French players Robert Pires and Nicolas Anelka and Portuguese player Luis Boa Morte.