KARACHI: Sindh and Army joined Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Chaman’s Muslim FC in the semifinals after they beat their respective rivals National Youth and Punjab in the quarter-finals of the National Under-22 Football Championship held at the Dring Stadium in Bahawalpur on Thursday night, 3 May 2012.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were scheduled to face Army on Friday night, 4 May 2012, while Muslim FC were scheduled to meet Sindh.
In the third quarter-final, Army overwhelmed National Youth 2-0. Army played an attacking game as National Youth side failed to offer tough resistance. In the 11th minute Mohammad Jamil put the soldiers in front with a sparkling field effort. At half time, Army were leading 1-0. Soon after the start of the second half, Army created a fine opportunity and Mohammad Asghar made no mistake in netting a glorious goal to take the game away from National Youth, the Pakistan U16 team which won the SAFF Cup in Nepal last year.
In the fourth quarter-final at the same venue, Sindh played splendidly, crushing Punjab 3-0. Abdul Wahab scored a brace with strikes in the 27th and 89th minute, while Imran Hussain landed the third goal for the winners just before the final whistle.
National U-22 Football Championship-2012, Bahawalpur
Match # 15 (3rd Quarter Final)
Army beat National Youth 2:0 @ 17:00 Hours PST @ Dring Football Stadium, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Scorer Army: Muhammad Jamil (FW) 1 Goal @ 11 Mnt and Muhammad Asghar (FW) 1 Goal @ 49 Mnt
Army: Ramzan Ali @ 10 Mnt & Rehan Ali @ 89 Mnt
Match Commissioner: Mian Bari, Cell # 0300-7890300
Match # 16 (4th Quarter Final)
Sindh beat Punjab 3:0 @ 21:30 Hours PST @ Dring Football Stadium, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Scorer Sindh: Abdul Wahab (FW) 2Goals @ 27 & 89 Mnts and Imran Hussain (FW) @ 89 Mnt
Sindh: Zohaib Ahmed @ 16Mnt and Omair @ 54 Mnt.
Punjab: Basit Ghafoor @ 65 Mnt
Aleem Ahmed @ 40 Mnt
Match Commissioner: G. M. Samad, Cell # 0333-7828087