Karachi United Youth Football League: Korangi centre records 2nd victory

Organised by The Karachi United Foundation on home-and-away basis, the Karachi United Youth Football League saw Korangi centre beat North Nazimabad 1-0 at the National Soccer Academy Ground thanks to a Noor Alam strike. For his performance in the game, league administrator Riaz Ahmed, after consulting with Korangi coach Abdul Ghani (KPT) and North Nazimabad coach Fareed Majeed (KPT), declared Noor Alam as man of the match.

For this game, both sides implemented a 4-3-3 formation from the start. Korangi’s front line of Noor Alam, Muhammad Younas and Imran Sr. immediately put North Nazimabad defence under pressure. In 11th minute, Muhammad Younas beat two markers at the left wing and delivered a cross into the N. Nazimabad penalty area from which Noor Alam scored past the goalkeeper. North Nazimabad responded but Korangi goalkeeper Abdul Haq did well to save a Sameer Chandio strike after the striker was one-on-one with the goalie in 25th minute.

The game was 1-0 in favour of Korangi at half time. In second half Korangi’s defence comprising of Muhammad Umar, Aziz Rehman, Muhammad Ishaq, Hamza and goalkeeper Abdul Haq did well to maintain the scoreline in face of many North Nazimabad attacks from strikers Sameer Chandio, Matiullah, Noman Tahir, M. Umar who were supplied good passes from midfielders Muhammad Ubaid, Bilal and Ghaffar.

The result of the game leave both sides equal on 6 points each, although Korangi has only played twice while N. Nazimabad three times in total. Korangi centre had already beaten a strong Malir centre side 1-0 earlier while North Nazimabad had won two previous matches 5-0 over Lyari centre and 2-1 over North Karachi centre.

Senior national referee Habibullah supervised the game while match commissioner was Chairman Referees & Member Central Zone, Abdul Karim The chief guest for the game was Mr Muhammad Ejaz, administrator Alhamra English School (Paposh). Also present were Karachi United Foundation head coach Arshad Jamal and former Pakistan youth international Mohsin Shah.