Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Football in the snow: Gojal Champions League concluded

Both teams at the beginning of the match
Both teams at the beginning of the match

Photogrpahs: Mirbaz Mir

Gulmit, January 20:  Gulmit Young Stars club won the Gojal Champions League, beating Team Ghulkin in the final match, 2-0. The match was played in sub-zero temperature while the ground was still covered in snow.

The match was played on a ground covered by snow!
The match was played on a ground covered with snow!

Final match of the league started by the Gulmit Young Stars Club had been delayed for more than a week due to heavy snowfall in the region. The final match was witnessed by a small but energetic crowd from Ghulkin and Gulmit.

Karim Salman receiving his trophy as the Man of the Series
Karim Salman receiving his trophy as the Man of the Series

Karim Salman from Ghulkin was declared man of the series while Hidayat Shah from Gulmit became the man of the final match. 

Team Ghulkin was wearing Blue uniform while Gulmit Young Stars players were clad in yellow outfits
Team Ghulkin was wearing Blue uniform while Gulmit Young Stars players were dressed in yellow

Teams from different villages of Gojal Valley, including Ghulkin, Hussaini, Passu and Moorkhun, participated in the tournament played at the football ground of the Boys High School, Gulmit.

Hidayat Shah holding his trophy as man of the final match
Hidayat Shah holding his trophy as man of the final match

 The match was stopped for a while due to a quarrel between some of the players and the audience. However, the issue was resolved and the match continued.

Dance and music
Dance and music
The winning team
The winning team
The match had a small but energetic audience
The match had a small but energetic audience
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