Pakistan’s telecom company Ufone is bringing back Balochistan’s favourite football tournament. Due to start on March 04, this will be the third edition of the tournament and will feature 08 cities of the province. Football is very popular among the youth of Balochistan and Ufone has been encouraging the emerging players from the province to showcase their talent through this tournament. “Youth in Balochistan is passionate about football, and we at Ufone believe in providing them with the right platform to develop their skills further and represent the country at a national level”, said Ufone’s spokesperson on Monday. Due to the popularity of the last two editions, Ufone has included two new cities to the tournament this year. This year, a total of 720 young footballers from 48 teams will participate in the tournament’s qualifiers which will be kicking off from Gawadar and Panjgur simultaneously. It will then move to Khuzdar, Noshki, Loralai, Chaman, Pishin and Quetta where the qualifier round will end on March 21. The finals will start from March 25 and the two top teams will face each other in Quetta. This will be the first time in the tournament’s history that the finals will be played under flood lights. Ufone believes this championship will help endorse football in the province and prove to be a great platform for the emerging young players to learn and display their footballing skills. Ufone’s brand ambassador and national football team star Fazal Muhammad will be participating in the tournament and will provide coaching and tips to the young emerging players. The initiative shows Ufone’s commitment to the people of Balochistan, which reaffirms the company’s tagline “It’s all about U.” Ufone is a Pakistani Telecom Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan, along with comprehensive coverage across all major cities, towns and villages of the country. The company operates with a network of more than 320 franchises and company-owned customer service centres, along with a distribution network of 150,000 outlets nationwide. Published in Daily Times, January 22nd 2019.