The 2012 All-Karachi Engro Vopak Football League saw a major upset at Jam Stadium, Malir (Karachi) yesterday, 18 Feb 2012, when Dilbod Mohammadan (Malir) stunned a strong Burma Mohammadan (Korangi) side 2-0. This was Dilbod Mohammadan’s 2nd win of the campaign as they went to 7 points from 4 matches, while Burma Mohammadan now are on 6 points from 3 games.
Burma Mohammadan started brightly in the game as they pressed for a goal but their strikers M Imran, M Idris, Pervez Akhtar, and M Jaffar failed to beat the superb Dilbod goalkeeper M Hashim. But Dilbod Mohammadan went 1-0 up after 9 minutes when Qaim Ali scored from a corner. Dilbod then almost went 2-0 ahead on two occasions but Adil Munir and Sunny Abdul Ghani failed to beat Burma Mohammadan goalkeeper Abdul Ghani in 26th and 29th minutes respectively.
In 2nd half, Burma Mohammadan tried hard to equalise but M Imran and Noor Alam (56′) and M Jaffar and Abdur Rahim (71′) failed to score after combining well. Eventually, Dilbod Mohammadan delivered a decisive blow as Waleed Baloch scored from a Adil Munir cross to make it 2-0 in 83rd minute. The win was a surprise for many spectators as Dilbod Mohammadan ran away with 3 deserving points and ending Burma Mohammadan’s unbeaten run in the Engro Vopak League.
Burma Mohammadan will be unable to play 3 of its players – Anees Ahmed, M Ishaq, M Rashid – in next game because of yellow card suspensions during the match. Dilbod’s captain Abdul Sattar was in inspirational form as he helped his side cause the upset, and was given Man of the Match award by Dilbod Mohammadan secretary Sharif Lashari after the game. Referees were Javed Bangash, Babar Khan, M Umar, 4th official Arif Hameed, and match commissioner Abdul Karim.
On Sunday, 19 Feb 2012, Azam Sports face Baloch FC Malir at 2 PM while FC Rovers face Young Tughlaq at 4 PM.