The J&K Bank won 15th Police Martyrs Memorial Football-2017 tournament by defeating Lone Star in a penalty shootout in the final played today at synthetic turf TRC ground here on Sunday.
Minister for social welfare Sajad Gani Lone was the chief guest. Speaking on this occasion, the minister said that sports is the soul of the nation and complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police for promoting the sports activities in the state. He along with director general of police distributed the trophies and cash prizes.
In his welcome address J&K police chief S P Vaid said that Rs 1.8 crore have been allocated to different units of the police for organizing tournaments of all the games including cricket, football, water sports, etc. He said that Police had remained at the forefront for channelizing the energy of youth through games in the state.
He complimented the chairman organizing committee A K Chodhary, organizing secretary S. Ahfadul Mujtaba IGP AP/IRP Kashmir, J&K Football Association and other officers. During the stipulated time no goal was scored by both the teams. However, after their stipulated time the match was decided through penalty shootout where Lone Star KFC missed 4th stroke by Salah (Jersey No.15) and subsequently lost the final.
Arun Nagiyal of Lone Star KFC was adjudged man of the match for which he was given trophy and cash reward of ?5000/.