LAHORE/KARACHI: Baloch FC of Quetta became the first team to get promoted to the 2021 Pakistan Premier Football League, the country’s top-tier football competition after they beat Islamabad’s Huma FC 2-1 as the Club Leg of the 12th Pakistan Football Federation League ‘B’ Division 2020 Final Round ended at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore on Thursday, 15 October.
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The top-ranked team of the Club Leg was to be promoted to the PPFL and Baloch FC were ahead of Huma FC due to a difference of just two goals and therefore just needed a draw to seal promotion.
However, they did more than what was needed and once again it was Mohammad Zahid Baloch, the man in form, who scored two goals for the winners. The striker, who has bagged two hat-tricks in the competition, scored at the 19th and 86th minute marks.
Huma FC’s goal came in the second minute through Mudassar, but the early lead went in vain eventually. Baloch FC will feature in the PPFL after a long gap of seven years.
In the other Club Leg matches, Lyallpur FC (Faisalabad) beat Young Ittefaq FC (Chaman) 3-0 to finish 3rd and Wohaib FC (Lahore) edged bottom-placed Jeay Lal FC (Thatta) 1-0 to finish 5th as their B Division campaigns came to an end.
Young Ittefaq’s strong start to the PFF League concluded with disappointed due to their 3rd successive loss making them only finish 5th.
At the Drigh Union Football Stadium in Karachi, the Departmental Leg match between Karachi United and Masha United ended up in a 1-1 draw. Iqlas scored for Karachi United in the 11th minute before Ahtasham equalized for Faisalabad’s Masha United in the 23rd minute.
Tomorrow, Gwadar Port Authority take on Pak Afghan Clearing Agency (PACA) at 4PM at Drigh Road Union Stadium.