AKU Inter-University Football: NED hammer MAJU 12-1

Organised by the Aga Khan University (AKU) Sports & Rehabilitation Centre at the AKU Football Ground, the 9th AKU Inter-University Football Tournament 2011 saw the results 3 games in Day 4 of its competition on 7 April 2011.

In Group ‘C’, the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST) overcame Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) in a tight afair 1-0. Waleed Rashid’s 49th minute goal proved to be enough for SZABIST as they maintained their positive start to the AKU Championship.

In Group ‘D’, Ziauddin University (ZU) had to fight hard against Hamdard University (HU) to win the game 3-2 at the end in an entertaining affair. Shoaib Ahmed gave ZU the lead after just 4 minutes, but HU’s Sir Syed equalised in 13th minute. However, Shehzad Afzal gave Hamdard a 2-1 lead in 24th minute as the scorelines remained in favour of HU at half time. Second half saw Ziauddin fight back with Talha Chaudhry making it 2-2 in 59th minute before Shoaib Ahmed scored his second of the game to make it 3-2 in 63rd minute. The scores remained same at the end to give ZU a vital win.

Perhaps the most stunning result of the day was defending champions NED University’s 12-1 demolition of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) in Group ‘A’. A devastating four-goal burst each from Umer Mumtaz (4′, 23′, 26′, 55′) and Areeb Ali (60′, 62′, 64′, 65′) stunned MAJU who had taken an early lead through Khalil Ahmed after just 3 minutes. Further goals from Rafay Fahim (19′), Danish Ali (49′), Khizer Khan (71′), and Jaleed Aslam (68′) completed the record-breaking 12-1 rout in favour of NED at the end.

The matches were supervised by Referees Naseer Ahmed, Khalid Mumtaz, Abdul Wahid, and Shaukat Ali, with Official Scorer Sajjad Akbar and Match Commissioner Munawar Khan.

On Saturday (9 April 2011), four matches will take place. NED University face JMDC at 12:30 PM, BMU face PNEC-NUST at 2 PM, SZABIST face IBA United at 3:30 PM, and hosts AKU face DUHS at 5 PM.