The 8th Karachi Football League 2010-11 witnessed two games at Baloch Mujahid Stadium in Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi. In Group ‘B’ clash, National Afridi (Baldia Town) beat Korangi Gymkhana 2-0 in a close game, while in Group ‘A’ Malir Union beat minnows Orangi Gymkhana 3-1. The results leave National Afridi in 7th position with 7 points from 5 games with Korangi Gymkhana in 10th place with 1 point from 6 games in Group ‘B’, while Malir Union are 8th place with 6 points from 4 games with Orangi Mohammadan still pointless after 7 games in 10th place in Group ‘A’.
National Afridi took the lead in 20th minute against Korangi Gymkhana when Kashif Baloch scored from a Sher Gul corner kick. Usman Ali made it 2-0 in 62nd minute after an impressive individual effort. In 85th minute, Korangi Gymkhana won a penalty that could have made the final minutes of the game interesting, however Aneel Ansari’s effort missed the goal as it went past the post. National Afridi held on to maintain 2-0 lead and earn 3 important points.
In second game, Malir Union eased past minnows Orangi Mohammadan 3-1. Malir Union took lead in 11th minute when Muneer Ahmed scored from a Sadiq Naz corner kick. Afzal Murad made it 2-0 in 21st minute while Gul Daraz Khan scored a penalty in 34th minute to make it 3-0 for Malir Union at half time. Kashif Azeem managed a consolation goal for Orangi Mohammadan when he scored in 75th minute but Malir Union held to comfortably win 3-1 at the end of the game.
Referees were Umar Baloch, Imam Bakhsh, Babar Khan, Chaudhary Sarfraz, Farrukh Riaz while match commissioner was Abdul Karim (Member Central Zone).
On Monday, Salaar Welfare Centre (Malir) face Gulshan-e-Ittehad (Korangi) at 3 PM while Mauripur Baloch face Korangi Gymkhana at 5 PM.
8TH KARACHI FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2010-11
Venue: Baloch Mujahid Stadium – Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi
National Afridi defeated Korangi Gymkhana 2-0 (1-0)
[Kashif Baloch 20, Usman Ali 62 – Anil Ansari missed penalty kick in 85’]
National Afridi 7 points from 5 games (7th position) while Korangi Gymkhana 1 point from 6 games (10th position)
Malir Union beat Orangi Mohammedan 3-1 (3-0)
[Munir Ahmed 11, Afzal Murad 21, Gul Daraz Khan 34 (pk) – Kashif Azeem 75]
Malir Union 6 points from 4 games (8th position) while Orangi Mohammedan no point from 7 games (10th position)
Fixture (Monday) 24.01.2011
Salaar Welfare Centre Malir vs Gulshan-e-Ittehad Korangi at 3:00 pm
Mauripur Baloch vs Korangi Gymkhana at 5:00 pm
[Source: Riaz Ahmed – 0300-3926092]