Karachi Football League (KFL/K-League)
The K-League was set up in 2003 and predates the national football league i.e. the PPPL.
The aims of the K-League since inception have been to:
• Provide a forum for Karachi’s clubs to showcase their talent
• Replicate the models of the top European and Asian leagues so as to provide sustained football for its development
• Make the community a part of the event by supporting their local teams
• Encourage clubs to maximize the involvement of their youth players to develop talent
• Provide financial benefits and employment opportunities to inner city teams and players.
Over the years, there have many challenges to expanding and refining the event. For example, during certain years, there .
Over the years, there have many challenges to expanding and refining the event. For example, during certain years, there were cup competitions in addition to the League as well as District Championships. For the last few seasons, the event has been divided into three parts i.e. the first is a Group League phase, where 10 teams are divided into two groups and play each other once on a single league basis. The top four from each group then qualify for the Super League, where they all again play each other once on a single league basis, after which the top four qualify for the semis
In the last 12 seasons, a total of approximately Rs. 15,000,000 has been disbursed to teams, team officials, players, match officials, groundsmen and others involved with football in the shape of participation/prize money, bonuses, kits, awards, salaries etc. to provide opportunities to those involved with football. The playoff matches of the 2008-09 edition were televised on TenSports and the final saw an audience of 17,000 plus.For the last two seasons, the semis and final were broadcast live on Geo Super with the last Final boasting an audience of over 8,000.