Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) organized on Tuesday a ceremony in honour of Pakistan Under-13 Football team, who won the Asian Youth Football Fiesta cup.
The Pakistan team beat Mongolia by 3-0 in the final in the Fiesta cup which was held in Korea from August 7 to 10. Speaking at the occasion, President, ICCI Muzzamil Hussain Sabri said the whole nation feels proud on the great achievement of Pakistan Under-13 Football team that has won the final of Asian Youth Football Fiesta.
It shows that Pakistan has great talent in football and government should provide maximum support and required facilities for promotion of football in the country.
He stressed that government should allocate more funds to develop football stadiums in the country and give more focus to this sports so that Pakistan could make its mark at international level in the field of football. He assured that ICCI would extend all possible cooperation to Pakistan Sports Board and RISJA for the promotion of football in the region.
Dr. M. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, Director General, Pakistan Sports Board announced Rs.25,000 cash prize for each player of Pakistan Under-13 Football team and thanked ICCI for holding ceremony to encourage the young football players.
He also appreciated the role of RISJA for its support to the Under-13 Football team due to which it achieved great success. Mohsil Ali, President, Rawalpindi Islamabad Sports Journalists Association lauded the performance of young footballers and urged that government should patronize these youngsters so that they could achieve more successes for Pakistan in future.
M. Shakeel Munir Senior Vice President, M. Ashfaq Hussain Chatha Vice President ICCI, Agha Amjadullah, Deputy Director General Pakistan Sports Board and others also paid tribute to the young footballers. Moeez Akhtar, Captain of the team and other players also spoke at the occasion and thanked ICCI for encouraging and honoring them.