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Lahore team wins Leisure Leagues National Football Championship

KARACHI: Lahore’s ICAW emerged victorious from Leisure Leagues National Seven-a-side Football Championship final after beating Peshawar’s Shinwari Football Club here at a lcao stadium and claimed priced berth to represent Pakistan in International Socca Federation (ISF) World Cup to be held in Portugal in October this year.   “The challenge has actually now started for us. We were representing Lahore as well as Punjab in National Championship but now the responsibility is much bigger in significance since we will now be…

Four teams cruise into Leisure Leagues National semifinals

KARACHI: Teams that qualified from Peshawar, Karachi, Lahore and Quetta for Leisure Leagues National Seven-a-side Football Championship have now cruised into semifinals after ending as top and second placed teams after group matches here at Baloch Mujahid Stadium Thursday night. Karachi’s Khyber Muslim will take on Peshawar’s Shinwari Football Club while Lahore’s ICAW will battle with Quetta’s Sharof Football Club for a place in the summit clash of the national tournament. Shaheed Football Club of Qila Saif Ullah; Red…

Leisure Leagues National Championship from June 28

KARACHI: Leisure Leagues National Seven-a-side Football Championship, featuring eight teams from across Pakistan, will be held from June 28 to 30 in Karachi.    The eight teams have earned place in the national finals after winning different tournament and Leisure Leagues seasons after tough competitions. Sharof Football Club has qualified for the national finals from Quetta. Shaheed Football Club qualified after winning in Leisure Leagues event in Qila Saif Ullah. Red Devils made it to the finals from Islamabad.…

Leisure Leagues starts U-16 Girls and Boys Schools football championship

KARACHI: Girls of Unique Star School won the opening match of Leisure Leagues U-16 Girls Schools and Academies Championship beating their counterparts from Government Ibrahim Ali Bhai School by 1-0 here at Government Ibrahim Ali Bhai School Football Ground.         Eight teams will be seen in action in each girls and boys leagues. In girls’ event, venue host Ibrahim Ali Bhai School will be fielding three teams, namely Blue, Green and Primary. Other teams to feature in the girls league are Unique Star School, Al-Miyar…

Leisure Leagues plans to revive school football in Karachi

KARACHI: Leisure Leagues Pakistan (LLP) is planning to organize events for school going children, starting from this month in Karachi, in an effort to revive school football, which has produced renowned national footballers in the past. “We, at Leisure Leagues, are planning to revive school football with an aim to produce quality footballers once again. There was a time when many footballers make it to the national and even led the green shirts against international teams,” said LLP Area Manager Riaz Ahmed, who was the…

Leisure Leagues Karachi’s Intra-City Championship final held

KARACHI: Hazara United overpowered 16-Star Football Club after a thrilling final, which finished in sudden deaths, in Leisure Leagues Karachi Intra-City Championship here at Ansar Union Football Ground.  The regulation time ended in a goalless draw, despite several attempts were made from both sides in the summit clash. The match then entered in the penalty shootouts, which also ended in a draw as both teams managed to score three goals out of the stipulated five attempts. Finally in sudden deaths, Hazara United came out…

Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Championship ends

KARACHI: Khyber Muslim overcame Gizri Star by 1-0 score in the summit clash to clinch the title of Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Championship here at KMC Stadium Football Stadium. Mohammad Farooq scored the lone goal of the final match to propel his team Khyber Muslim to victory stand. The team emerged champion out of the total 100 teams that participated in the mega tournament. Top two teams of each of the five districts qualified for the final round after emerging champions from their respective…

Exciting matches in Season III of Leisure Leagues underway

KARACHI: FC Evolution and RF United won their respective matches in the 10th round of the ongoing Leisure Leagues Season III here at Sixteen Star Ground. FC Evolution overpowered Zaim FC recording a 3-2 victory – thanks to Fahad Imran for his two goals. Alwaiz scored the third goal for the winning team. Abdul Wahab braced for Zaim FC. Meanwhile, RF United defeated Sir Syed Football Club by 2-1 score. Saad and Ashaarib scored one goal apiece for the winners in the match. Ahmed scored a consolatory goal for the losing…

Leisure Leagues Season III matches underway in Karachi

KARACHI: FC Evolution recorded their first win after convincingly beating Sir Syed Football Club by 2-0 score during Leisure Leagues Season III matches played here at 16-Star Football Ground. Mohammad Tayyab and Mohammad Hassan scored one goal each for the winners in the match. The win has helped the side accumulate 5 points but they are still occupying bottom-rock 8th position in the league. Meanwhile, the match between Zaim Football Club and The Vikings ended in a goalless draw. Zaim FC is occupying 3rd position…

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.…