Izhar & Javed Football: Shahbaz Green enter the semi-finals.

Shahbaz Green FC Banaras

Shahbaz Green Banaras entered the semi finals of the All-Karachi Izhar Jan (Bhaiya) & Javed Shaheed Football Tournament to join Pervana Sports and Orangi Muhammadan when they beat Orangi Millat 6-5 on penalties after game finished 1-1 in regular time.

The third quarter final between the two sides was hosted by Young Muslim’s Mini Stadium in Orangi No.5 saw a tense tie between Shahbaz Green and Orangi Millat. Shahbaz’s striker Javed Khan gave them the lead in 25th minute but in final moments of regular time Orangi Millat midfielder Rehmat Ali’s headed past opposing goalkeeper Fazal Khan from a Javed Lala corner to tie the game.

In the shootout Shahbaz Green overcome 6-5. Shaukat, Javed, Gul Zaman, Dawa Khan, Kashif scored their tries while Fazal Khan’s try was saved by Millat goalie Imran for Shahbaz after 5 allocated tried while Orangi Millat’s scorers were Mustafa, Rehmat Ali, Imran, Sagheer and Zakir while Javed Lala’s try was saved by Shahbaz goalie Fazal in sudden death to take Shahbaz Green in semis. Referee was Naimat Ullah while match commissioner was Khalid Ashraf.

[SOURCE: Riaz Ahmed, veteran football journalist]