SOPORE: Rich tributes were paid to Abdul Subhan Janwari, a former footballer, on Sunday during a condolence meet held at Sopore’s ‘College ground’ in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Janwari, passed away last month following a prolonged illness, was not only the elite player to wear the spikes (boots), but also was the second Kashmiri to be awarded with the referee certificate by the All India Football Federation.
While sketching the character and temperament of Janwari, JKFA president Zameer Thakur said, “He was a cool and a great person by nature, during his career he always remained away from controversies.”
Meanwhile, the members of football committee of Sopore announced that the Knockout football tournament will be organised after Eid-ul-fitr in the memory of Abdul Subhan Janwari.
“The organistaion will extend full cooperation and support to the people of Sopore for the tournament, Thakur said.
The members of football committee of Sopore and other respectable persons of the area renamed the college ground of Sopore after late Abdul Subhan Janwari (Subhan Ground) a way of tribute to Janwari Sahib who started to play football in this ground of Sopore.
Beside Thakur, vice president JKFA, Siraj-ud-din along with other members of JKFA attended the condolence meet.