Football—after the free style polo—is another famous sports amongst the people of Chitral. In mega cultural and sporting events like Jashan-e-Chitral and Jashan-e-Qaqlasht, as many as 50 soccer teams participate. At present the sport is gaining rapid popularity amongst the young generation of the Chitral. The reason perhaps is that through dish antennas they have access to watch international events in
All this doesn’t means that special training session or infrastructure development in this particular sport has contributed to the footballing skills and interest of the youngsters from Chitral. It is not like that. Being mountainous by nature with a habit to survive in high altitude, the people of Chitral have strong lungs and high stamina for the sports which people in plain areas might procure after a long and cumbersome training sessions.
It is really high time to pay much attention for the promotion of football in Chitral, which is cheaper as compare to free style polo besides being a highly healthy sport. Proper infrastructure e.g. football complexes, training centres and other related facilities for the young generation can certainly encourage them to promote the sport