KFL North Winners 2024

By the grace of Allah, this year’s Northern Division of the Khuddam Football League (KFL) has concluded on Saturday, 20 April 2024 in Manchester. The 7-aside league which was originally called Inter-Qiadat Football League (IFL) and inaugurated over 10 years ago, changed back  from drafted mixed teams to the original Qiadat-based teams. From 6 Northern regions of the Majlis, 12 Qiadat teams signed up for the match day each allowed a maximum of 15 players. For the first time in many years, a team from Scotland returned to this competition, Alhamdulillah. 

  • Group A 
    • Bradford South (North East)
    • Bolton (North West)
    • Birmingham East (West Midlands)
    • Stockport (North West)
  • Group B 
    • Manchester South (North West)
    • Leicester (East Midlands)
    • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)
    • Birmingham North (West Midlands)
  • Group C 
    • Solihull (West Midlands)
    • Liverpool (North West)
    • Manchester North (North West)
    • Glasgow (Scotland)

Around 130 Khuddam turned up in great spirits facing yet another rainy KFL North event with great attitude and dedication. After registration, the opening session allowed players to be reminded of the MKA Pledge which set the expectations of each Khadim in terms of Tarbiyyat and discipline on the pitch.

Group matches took place until around lunch time when Zhur & Asr prayers were offered in congregation followed by a Tarbiyyat talk by Murabbi Muhammad Khurshid Ahmad Sahib of Darul Amaan Mosque. Khuddam were reminded to show discipline in matters of faith especially daily Salat. The knockout stages were played in the afternoon as the event progressed as per schedule.

A thrilling final took place between Stockport who had players of last year’s KFL Super Cup winners versus Manchester North who had players of the National Ijtema Football winners. Both from the same region, North West. Although Manchester North went up 2:0, the match ended up going to penalties after Stockport cleared the deficit in a tight timeline. Stockport were victorious and crowned KFL North Winners 2024, giving their players another chance to complete in the KFL Super Cup Final against the winners of KFL South. 

  • Player of the Tournament: Rafay Khan (North West)
  • Top Goals Scorer: Atta Ur Rahman Khan (West Midlands)
  • Goal Keeper of the Tournament: Qammar Sethi (North West)
  • Plate Cup Winners: Manchester South (North West)
  • KFL North Runners-Up: Manchester North (North West)
  • KFL North Champions: Stockport (North West)