The first phase of 29th Annual Football Championship kick started amid chilly weather Tuesday at Synthetic turf football field TRC Srinagar.

Divisional Sports Officer (K),Nuzhat Ara who was the Chief Guest on the occasion inaugurated the Tournament.

The first match of the tournament was played between DFA Zone Rafiabad and DFA Zone Hajin.The Hajin boys dominated the scene from the start of the match and defeated Zone Rafiabad by five goals to one.

The second match of the day was played between DFA Kupwara XI and DFA Pulwama XI. Both the teams played quality football and the first half the game ended in goalless draw.

However, in second half DFA Pulwama scored two goals and DFA Kupwara scored only a goal. The match was won by DFA Pulwama by two goals to one.

The Championship will be played in three phases.The First phase will be played at Srinagar , whereas second and third phases shall be played at Jammu.

Zameer Ahmad Thakur, President JKFA,   Iftikhar Lone, Vice President JKFA , Fayaz Ahmad Sofi, President DFA Srinagar and other members of JKFA were present on the occasion.

The Championship is being organized by J&K Football Association under the aegis of J&K Sports Council.

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