DFA Appeal for early registration PFA Pakistan and provincial PFA.
CHITRAL :District Football Association (DFA) Chitral has been working in Chitral since 1995 with the objective of promotion of football, creation of recreation to the youth and to keep the youth stay away from social evils. The DFA is an umbrella organization of 40 clubs of District Chitral and its root across the District. It has 80 permanent members and 30 honorary members comprised of the former renowned footballers. DFA is the only representative organization of all youth of Chitral. Hussain Ahmad General Secretary of District Football Association Chitral expressed these views in an exclusive interview with APP.
He said that DFA Chitral was considered one of the most active Association of NWFP. DFA is a consecutive winner of under 16 inter district football tourney organized by NWFP Football Association with the support of PFF. During 2005, 9 young footballers were selected for NWFP Association but hey were not given opportunity to perform later on. DFA successfully organized Inter District Tournament in Chitral. DFA Chitral participated all the events organized by PFF.
But sorry to say that for the last 2 years the youth of this remote area have been deprived from participation in any sort of events due to registration dilemma he added.. I admit that the DFA become dormant during 2007-2008 due to negligence of the then President concerning renewal Hussain Ahmad explained . But the DFA reorganized during October 2009 by holding election. Since then the DFA is actively working and organized District Championship 2009, which was attended by Governor NWFP as Chief Guest.
Despite hectic effort the DFA yet could not be able recognized itself by Provincial Football Association and Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) resultantly depriving the youth from participation and representation in national level events he added.
"Chitral has been considered the most fertile soil for football sports. There is brilliant talented young footballer but due to registration dilemma they are not finding to show of their talent" he added.
Hussain Ahmad appeal .Faisal Saleh Hayat President Pakistan Football Federation & Syed Zahir Ali Shah President NWFP Association for an early registration of District Football Association (DFA) Chitral with PFF & NWFP Association he appeal especially to Syed Zahir Ali Shah Provincial President to ensure its accessibility to pay heed to the grievances of the Associations of remote area. Despite attempts he could not be accessible to the DFA representatives neither on phone nor on mail. It is further appealed that he must use the print medial for the promotion of football by publishing frequent article on football sport, renowned footballer, highlighting the services of those who have done a lot for the cause of football and provision of financial assistance for the former poorest footballer who are living in a miserable condition in NWFP and particularly in Chitral. It was his pledge made at the time of his election as president in his residence, addressing the presidents of all DFAs of NWFP. So it is recalled that he must fulfill his commitment by us print media and other sources.
He said that I hope both the honorable presidents will consider my appeal sympathetically in the immense interest of football sports and players and will issue instruction to the concerned quarter to expedite the renewal of the registration of DFA Chitral.
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