Khyber Muslim win NBP Cup club phase final
Khyber Muslim (Baldia Town) won the club phase final of the 7th All-Pakistan National Bank Football Cup 2013 here at the Colony Sports Stadium in Malir, Karachi against Jam XI (Malir).
The game finished 2-2 at end of normal time, forcing a penalty shoot-out. Usman and Waheed scored for Khyber Muslim only for Liaquat Ali and Amin Chottu to equalise for Jam XI. In shoot out, Khyber Muslim kept their nerve and won 5-4 with Waheed, Azhar, Sajjad, Junaid, and Nasir Ismail scoring while Aurangzeb’s attempt was saved. Jam XI responded through Imran Hussain, Noor Bakhsh, Adeel, and Arif but Amin Chottu hit the crossbar and Asif Qasim’s try was saved by Aurangzeb.
The finalist sides will now play in main round of the NBP Cup that will feature various departments from across Pakistan.
Referees were Khalid Mumtaz, Saeed Khan, Shaukat Ali, and Laeq with match commissioner Adnan. The match was attended by MNA Sajid Ahmed who praised the organisation of the NBP Cup and promised to install floodlights at Colony Sports Stadium just in time for its inauguration at a 23 March friendly game.
The Karachi United U15 Schools Championship at Aga Khan Gymkhana Ground, Garden West saw completion of 3 more games.
Karachi Grammar School (beat The City School Gulshan 2-0 with goals from Adil Siddiqui. City Sachool PAF were held 0-0 by City School Darakhshan. Aga Khan School and St Michael’s School were held 1-1 with Kamran Hussain (St Michael) and Irfan Ullah (Aga Khan School) scoring.
Referees were Saleemuddin Babar, Babar Khan, M Shamim, Farrukh Riaz, Habibullah, and match commissioner Khalid Majeed.
The All-Pakistan Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Football Cup, organised by DFA Malir at Muhammadi Stadium in Memon Goth – Karachi, saw completion of 3 games.
Azad XI (Malir) beat Bawan Shah 4-0, Bijli Sports beat Mehfooz XI (DFA Malir) to stage an upset, Mauripur Greeks edged Gulshan-e-Ittehad (Korangi) on penalties after 0-0 draw.
The winning sides all qualified for next round of matches. Referees were Aziz Pasha, Naseer Umar, Abdul Latif, and match commissioner Rafique Baloch.e