The 9th UBL Omni Karachi United Football League 2011-12 saw Irfan Memorial (Landhi) thrash fellow DFA East side Muslim Star (Korangi) a staggering 7-1 in their Group ‘B’ encounter yesterday, 4 November 2011, at the Korangi Baloch Stadium in Sharafi, Karachi.
The match saw former Pakistan youth international Farhan Khan, who in 1996 represented Pakistan U16 and U19 teams in the AFC Asian Youth Cup qualifiers held in Peshawar and New Delhi respectively, smash in 4 goals against hapless Muslim Star. This was the current event’s 5th hat-trick as Farhan joined Korangi Baloch’s Aqeel Ahmed as top scorer with 4 goals each.
The 15th game of the current KUFL campaign saw Irfan Memorial completely dominate hapless Muslim Star from the start as Muslim Star goalkeeper captain Noorul Bashar was put under tremendous pressure. Zahoor Ahmed broke the deadlock in 24th minute as he finished well from an Abdullah pass to put Irfan Memorial 1-0 up. Abdullah then scored a goal as well in 44th minute as Irfan Memorial led 2-0 at the break.
In 2nd half, Irfan Memorial completely outplayed Muslim Star as they scored 5 more goals. Farhan Khan made it 3-0 in 48th minute, and then 4-0 from a Fazal Baloch pass 4 minutes later. Fazal Baloch also scored in 70th minute, making it 5-0. Farhan Khan then almost scored twice more in quick succession (72′, 73′) but could not beat Noorul Bashar in the Muslim Star goal both times. Farhan did however score in 75th and 77th minutes to raise his match tally to 4 as Irfan Memorial went 7-0 up. Muhammad Ismail managed to pull one back with a consolation goal for Muslim Star in 85th minute as the match ended a staggering 7-1 at the final whistle.
Referees were Naseer Umar, M Umar, Abdul Wahid, Javed Bangash, and match commissioner Abdul Karim. Both Irfan Memorial and Muslim Star completed 3 matches so far in their KUFL campaign before the Eid break, with Irfan Memorial on 4 points and Muslim Star on just 1 point.