Irfan Junejo’s goal 5 minutes before the final whistle ensured FC Rovers beat Nazimabad Sports 2-1 to qualify for final of the All Karachi Rose Invitation Football Tournament in Nazimabad no.7 area. They will face hosts Shah Faisal Nazimabad in the final.
Nazimabad Sports took the lead through captain Abdullah in 8th minute. But FC Rovers came back strong in 2nd half with their strike force of Raad-us-Salam, Irfan Junejo and Sikandar Butt laying the Nazimabad Sports defence under siege. Rovers levelled scores 1-1 in 51st minute through a penalty by defender Usama Noor after national referee Adnan Khan blew the whistle for a handball offence in penalty area by Nazimabad Sports. 5 minutes before the end, Rovers left winger Irfan Junejo showed great skill in beating two players before lobbing the ball over the head of opposing goalkeeper Muhammad Farooq into the back of the net.
The assistant referees for the game were Muhammad Babar and Mumtaz Khan with match commissioner Agha Saeed.