PALS Football Tournament 2019 – Final: Mubarak Village “The Champions”

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PALS Football Tournament 2019 – Pakistan: The Winners – Mubarak Village team celebrating the Champions Title – Courtesy: Mr. Khurram

KARACHI: Mubarak Village remained victorious throughout PALS Rescue Football Tournament 2019 and concluded the final match following a challenging game against rivals, Hawks Bay Combine. The match took place at Buleji Ground of Abdur Rehman Goth.

Mubarak Village were crowned champions as they defeated Hawks Bay Combine by 1 – 0 in the final of the PALS Rescue Football Tournament 2019, held at Buleji Ground of Abdur Rehman Goth.

Gohar Khan scored the opening goal of the match as Mubarak Village took the all-important lead in the first half. It was a closely fought contest with both sides coming close to scoring at various instances; however it was Mubarak Village yet again who sealed the victory while maintaining the score till the last minute. 

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PALS Football Tournament 2019 – Pakistan: Muhammad Naeem of Mubarik Village with the winning Trophy  –   Courtesy: Mr. Khurram

The Best of the Tournament were all captured by Mubarak Village players as follows:

  • Muhammad Naeem was named the Player of the Tournament.
  • Baba Doshi was declared the Best goal keeper of the tournament; both players were representing Mubarak Village. 
  • Gohar Khan of the same team was declared as the Man of the Match for his electrifying performance in the final. 
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PALS Football Tournament 2019 – Pakistan: Baba Doshi of Mubarik Village receiving prize for the Best Goal keeper  –  Courtesy: Mr. Khurram
According to Mr. Reza Samad, Founder & President of PALS Rescue,“Football is the most cherished sport of the local communities which our lifeguards represent. Organising this tournament has been one of the most rewarding experiences as it has had a phenomenal impact on all stakeholders involved.  Added that, “We are glad that PALS Rescue, through this activity has played a major role in terms of bringing people together and has facilitated community involvement at various levels. With this, we look forward to making PALS Rescue Football Tournament an annual retreat.”
About PAL

Pakistan Life Saving Foundation (PALS Rescue) was founded as an NGO in July 2004 out of the sheer necessity to commence a free service that would provide life-saving facilities at the beaches of Karachi. It now employs more than 250 highly trained lifeguards representing the fishing community while the demand for their services doubles during the monsoon season. Till date, the organisation has employed more than 1,000 lifeguards and saved over 5,000 lives, and provides protection to 8 million beach visitors on an annual basis. 

Its presence along Karachi’s beaches provides protection to over 8,000,000 beach visitors every year. Since 2004, PALS Rescue has been able to maintain a ‘near zero’ drowning rate, which is a direct result of the efforts of a highly trained lifeguard service that has ensured safety for the public. 

PALS Rescue represents Pakistan at the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) as a Full Member and is also closely associated with Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ). It also has a membership at the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS), UK. 

PALS Rescue relies on public and institutional donations and sponsorship’s for meeting its operational expenses.   

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