Pakistan Army and Muslim FC set up a final showdown at the National U22 Football Championship, as Army defeated Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) 2-1 while Muslim FC thrashed Sindh 1-0 in Bahawalpur.
K-P scored the first goal in the ninth minute. However, Army’s Nisar Ahmed equalised in the 66th minute and Rehan Ali sealed victory in the fourth minute of extra time to book a place in the final.
Meanwhile, Muslim FC took the lead in the eighth minute through Shabbir Ahmed’s goal and advanced.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2012.
National U-22 Football Championship-2012, Bahawalpur
Match # 17 (1st Semi Final)
Army beat KPK 2:1 @ 17:00 Hours PST @ Dring Football Stadium, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Scorer Army: Nisar Ahmed (FW) 1 Goal @ 66 Mnt and Rehan Ali (FW) 1 Goal @ 94 Mnt
Scorer KPK: Tariq Khan (FW) 1 Goal @ 9 Mnt
KPK: Izhar-ul-Haq @ 69 Mnt
Match Commissioner: G. M. Samad, Cell # 0333-7828087
Match # 18 (2nd Semi Final)
Muslim FC (Chaman) beat Sindh 1:0 @ 21:30 Hours PST @ Dring Football Stadium, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Scorer Muslim FC: Shabbir Ahmed (FW) 1Goal @ 8 Mnt
Muslim FC: Hikmat Ullah @ 24Mnt and Saeed Ahmed @ 41 Mnt.
Punjab: Basit Ghafoor @ 65 Mnt
Match Commissioner: Mian Bari, Cell # 0300-7890300