Pak Public Works Department (PPWD) reached the quarter-finals of the All-Pakistan National Bank Peace Football Cup 2012 with a thumping 5-0 victory over DFA Jacobabad at Shaheed Abdur Rehman Baloch Football Stadium in Gabol Park, Lyari, Karachi.
PPWD needed to win their Group C tie by at least 3 clear goals to join DFA West in the next round of NBP Peace Cup. Hapless DFA Jacobabad were hammered from the start as a brace from Gul Muhammad, and a goal each from Hameed Afridi, Asif Ali, and M Aqeel helped PPWD win the tie.
This was the highest scoring match so far in NBP Peace Cup.
In another game from Group D, DFA Turbat edged DFA Panjgur 3-2 in a pulsating contest that can be dubbed ‘The Makran Derby’.
Turbat raced to a 2-0 lead after 12 minutes when Shabbir Jan (5′) and Murad Jan scored. Panjgur reacted with a goal from Hussain Ali (20′) to make it 2-1 by half-time. Aftab Nazir then equalised for Panjgur in 50th minute to make it 2-2, before Shabbir Jan scored again 5 minutes from time to give Turbat a 3-2 victory.
DFA Panjgur had already shocked DFA Malir 2-0 in the game so the result of the DFA Turbat vs Malir will decide the top 2 spots in Group D for next round of NBP Peace Cup.
The All-Sindh Qazi Abdur Rasheed Bhatti Invitational Football Tournament saw the result of two games at the Municipal High School Ground in Nawabshah (Shaheed Benazirabad).
Nawabshah district champions Young Baloch FC beat Karachi’s Ghulam Ali Memorial (Lyari) 1-0 thanks to a lone goal from Hafeez Baloch in 42nd minute to qualify for next round.
In an All-Nawabshah clash, Aslam Azad FC beat Jhoolay Lal FC on penalties after a 0-0 score in normal time. Aslam Azad kept their cool and won the shoot-out 6-5.
Chief guest for the game was Jhoolay Lal FC manager Mujeeb ur Rehman Arain along with other guests including cricketer Daud Naeem, Shafi Malik, Rao Javed etc. Referees were Umar Baloch, Naseer Umar, Iftikhar Ahmed, and match commissioner Zain ul Abideen.