Lahore – Pakistan, Nov 12: Pakistan Football Federation’s 9th Pakistan Football Federation League-2012 (PFFL-2012), featuring 13 departmental, 9 clubs from provinces and regions will kick off on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 with matches being played at seven centers of the country i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Okara, Sahiwal and Layyah.
According to the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), November 13th match will see Pak Steel taking on Pakistan Public Works Department (PPWD) at the Steel Town Ground, Bin Qasim, Karachi and Baloch FC Noushki will face Green Star FC, Okara at the Municipal Stadium, Okara. The following departmental and club teams are participating in the 9th PFFL-2012.
Departments:- Pakistan Police, Pakistan Railway, Pakistan Television Vision (PTV), Pak Steel, Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), Pakistan Public Works Department (PPWD), Sindh Government Press (SGP), Gawadar Port Authority (GPA), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Ashraf Sugar Mill (ASM) Bahawalpur, Bhatti United Faisalabad, Pak Afghan Clearing Agency (PACA) Chaman and Insaf Afghan Company Chaman.
Club:- University FC Faisalabad, Baloch FC Quetta, Young Blood FC Sahiwal, Afghan Sports FC Quetta, Baloch FC Noushki, Green Star FC Okara, Chand FC Layyah, Eleven Star FC Ponch and CDA FC Islamabad.
At the end of 9th PFFL-2012, one team from departmental leg and one from club leg i.e. two finalist of 9th PFFL-2012, will be promoted to 10th Pakistan Premier Football League-2013 (10th PPFL-2013). Similarly, the two teams that finished at the bottom of 9th PPFL-2012 will be relegated from 9th PPFL-2012 to 10th PPFL-2013. Top two teams that won the 1st and 2nd place in the 9th PFFL-2012 will be promoted to 10th PPFL-2013.
It is pertinent to mention here that match bonus for each match is Pak Rs.15, 000/-. Rs. 10, 000- will be awarded to winner team, Rs. 5, 000/- for looser team and in case of draw Pak Rs. 7, 500/- for both teams. Prize money for the champion of this league is Rs. 2, 00,000/-, Rs. 1, 500,000/- for runner-up and Rs. 1, 00, 000/- for third position, best player of the league 40,000/-, best scorer of the league 30,000/-, Best goal Keeper 30,000/-, Best Fair Play 50,000/-, Best Referee 20,000/- and Best Assistant Referee 10,000/-.