Srinagar, March 17: Additional Director General Police (ADGP) Armed J&K, S.J.M Gillani Thursday kicked off 17th edition of Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament 2022 at Synthetic Turf TRC Srinagar.
A total of 18 football teams are participating in this tournament from across Jammu and Kashmir which include J&K Bank XI, J&K Bank Academy, Real Kashmir, AG’s XI, State Football Academy, Food and Supplies XI, Maharaja Sports, Iqbal Sports, Downtown Hero’s FC, Kashmir Avengers FC, Novelty FC, Arco FC, J&K SPDC XI, Hyderya Sports, Ali Jana FC, J&K Police, Jammu Red, Jammu Blue.
On the occasion Gillani was flanked by DIG CKR, Sujeet Kumar, SSP PCR Kashmir Zubair Ahmad Khan, SSP APCR Kashmir Liyaqat Ali, SP Traffic Srinagar Muzaffar, SO to IGP AP/IR Javeed Ahmad, CO CRPF 132 battalion, and all commandant AP/IR Kashmir based Battalions.
ADGP had detailed interaction with players and emphasised on promotion of sports to every nook and corner of J&K.
Nuzhat Ara, Divisional Sports officer JKSC, Zameer Ahmad Thakur President JKFA, Prof. B. A Shah Tournament Director, Fayaz Ahmad Sofi President DFA Srinagar, Majeed Ahmad Kakroo former international footballer, DySP APHQ, Inspector APHQ (Sports), Kuldeep Handoo, Dronacharya Awardee, and Hilal Ahmad Manager TRC other police officials were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, ADGP Armed along with other officers and Association members visited the J&K Police Martyrs gallery and paid tribute to the brave soldiers who laid their lives for the nation.
On the occasion, two matches were played. The first match was played between State Football Academy and Novelty FC. State Football Academy defeated Novelty FC by 1:0, Goal. Sahil Manzoor was declared Man of the Match for scoring the lone goal for the winning team.
However, the second match of the day was played between Real Kashmir FC and Hyderya FC. Hyderya FC defeated Real Kashmir FC through penalty shoot-outs by 3:2 goals.
The football tournament is being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police with technical support provided by Jammu and Kashmir Football Association and Jammu and Kashmir Sports council.