QUETTA: Quetta’s Mali Bagh Stadium is all set to host the super eight stage of the 3rd Ufone Balochistan Football Cup from Tuesday (today).
Eight teams have made it to the super-eight stage: Shaheed Ballach FC Nushki, Jallawan FC Khuzdar, Bacha Khan FC Loralai, Afghan FC Pishin, Panjgur FC, Afghan FC Chaman, Faizullah Agha FC Quetta and Tiger Raesani FC Quetta.
The trophy of the third edition was unveiled at the Mali Bagh Stadium. The qualifiers and eliminators were played in eight cities this year. Successful teams at the city level will now battle it out for a place in the semi-finals, which will be played under floodlights for the first time in the tournament’s history on March 28. The final is scheduled for March 29.
The championship was launched in 2017 with the aim of developing football in Balochistan. The inaugural edition was held in Khuzdar, Chaman, Pishin, and Quetta with Muslim FC Chaman winning the title.
The second edition which was held in 2018 was expanded to Loralai and Nushki where Aqua FC Quetta lifted the trophy. This year, the qualifying round was held in two additional cities of Panjgur and Gwadar. A total number of 720 young footballers and 48 teams competed for the super eight stage.
Published in The News, 26 March 2019