The City School students had an opportunity to test their skills against Team Pakistan, fresh from their bronze medal success at the Street Child World Cup.

Hundreds of spectators, including school students, government officials and sportsmen, packed the Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar to watch the fiercely contested game. The City School team put up a tough fight but the Street Children team were eventually victorious, winning the game 2-1.

Qayyum Stadium plays host to match between street children and local school team. PHOTO: PPI

Qayyum Stadium plays host to match between street children and local school team. PHOTO: PPI

City School’s Samad Ali scored the lone goal on behalf of his team. Abdul Samad and Rehman scored the two goals for the winning team.

At the end of the game, students from various local schools along with the players performed the traditional Attan dance for the spectators.

The Street Children football team is on a tour of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) following their tremendous performance in the Street Children Football World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last month.

The Street Children World Cup is a global campaign for street children to receive the protection and opportunities that all children deserve. Through football, art and the only international street child conference the aim is to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children and to provide a platform for street children to be heard.

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