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B’Pora gears up for ‘Football Fever’

First Late Sofi Gh Mohammad Memorial Football tourney to start on Sunday

BHAT WAHEED

Srinagar, July 14: This weekend, Football fever is all set to grip Bandipora town after a brief lull in sports activities as the first Late Sofi Gh Mohammad Memorial Football tournament will kick start from July 16.

          The tournament is being organised by Bandipora Football Community in collaboration with District Football Association (DFA) Bandipora.

          An official from the organising Committee said that as many as 24 teams from across the valley will be participating in the tourney and matches will be played at the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium Bandipora.

          Bandipora, known for its football following, is gearing up to host the tourney with football fever ripe in every nook and cranny. DFA officials said such tournament are essential to sustain interest for the game among people adding that traditionally football matches have witnessed huge rush of spectators.

          Flex boards, billboards and banners at busy junctions have been put up heralding the event. The inaugural match on Sunday will be played between J&K Forest Football Club and Hashmee Football Club.

          The tournament has been sponsored by The Hangout Cafe Grill and Restaurant- a newly launched Food Point by Football fans of the Town and B-Town Super Market. Kashmir Convener will be the Media partner of the event.