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JAMRUD, 03 September: Six players from Jamrud subdivision of Khyber agency have been included in the national feetball team for the tournament featuring teams from Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. The tournament will get underway in Gujranwala on Sunday.

The selected players Muhammad Junaid, Toufeeq, Akbar Khan, Gul Muhammad, Usman and Junaid Chota (Junior) were seen off on Saturday by general secretary of the Fata Feetball Association Haji Ghaffar.

According to the players, they were selected in the national team on the basis of their outstanding performance in the domestic tournament.

“It’s a matter of pride for the whole Fata that we have been selected in the national team,” Muhammad Junaid said while talking to TNN about their inclusion in the team.

He said they played well in tough situation and won the national championship.

“I think we got the fruits of our hard work that we have been doing since long,” a proud Junaid remarked.

Feetball is also game like the traditional football. However, its ground is comparatively shorter than the ground of the football and is being played with nine players.