Sharafat Ali Mir & Javed Karim
Gulmit, August 18: Gul-e-Gulmit Football Club defeated Mountain Boys Gulmit in the final match of the Gulmit Premier League, Season II, winning the tournament. The only goal of the toughly contested final match was scored by Ubaidullah Baig of Gul-e-Gulmit FC. Kabir Ayub was chosen as the man of the match, while was Sarfaraz chosen as the man of the tournament, who had scored 7 goals during the event.
The winning team also won 50,000 rupees in cash, offered by Nauroz Shah, a local sports enthusiast and activist. He had also given cash prize for the organizers of the event.
Renowned mountaineer, the conqueror of Nanga Parbat, had also given cash prizes for the tournament. He had given 16,000 rupees for the Winning Team, 8000 for the runner-up, 5,000 for man of the match, 5,000 for man of the series, 5,000 for upcoming players, 5,000 for best referee and 5,000 for the Best Side Referee. These prizes were also distributed among others during the ceremony held today.
Assistant Commissioner of Hunza Valley was chief guest at the occasion, while Chairman of MASO, Abdul Rasheed presided over the prize distribution ceremony.
The winning team, Gul-e-Gulmit won applauses for donating half of their prize money for scholarships to be given to students of the Al-Amyn Model School, Gulmit. The organizers, Gulmit Young Stars Club, also donated 20,000 rupees as scholarships for the students of Al-Amyn Model School.
Nahid won was declared the best player of the tournament, for his overall performance. Ahmad Ali Shah was declared the best referee of the event, while special awards were also given to upcoming players, Basit and Naushir.
It is pertinent to note that the final was initially scheduled to be held on the 16th of August. However, due the match had been postponed due to the death of a youth named Zahid Karim, hailing from Ghulkin village during an accident.