Usmanabad’s Musa XI had to thank Muhammad Tariq for beating Manghopir XI 2-0 in 2nd semi-final of 6th All Karachi Saqib Kazmi Memorial Floodlit Football Tournament hosted by North Karachi’s Colony Star FC. Referees were Saad Kazmi and assistants Farid Ahmed and Mumtaz Ahmed, with match commissioner Khalid Majeed.
Musa XI dominated the first half and M. Tariq gave them 1-0 lead in 16th minute from a 20 yard shot that went past Manghopir goalkeeper Habib Baloch. In 2nd half, Manghopir XI came back strongly but their strikers Shezad Baloch and Tanveer Baloch wasted golden chances to equalise. Tariq scored his second of the game in 42nd minute after beating two defenders to give Musa XI an unassailable 2-0 lead. Tariq could have completed his hat-trick but he failed to score from the chances he got in 48th and 51st minutes as both efforts rebounded off the goal post.
Musa XI will now face Rasheedabad’s Sher Islam FC in the final on 29 May with 5 PM kick off. The final will be attended by Sindh parliamentarian Syed Faisal Ali Sabzwari (MQM) as chief guest.
The All-Karachi Hakeem Khan Mandokhel Memorial Football Tournament, hosted by Frontier Mujahid, saw Usmanabad Union FC enter its 3rd round after inflicting 2-0 defeat over Malik Star FC at Azad Shaheen Ground near Kulsum Bai Valiqa Hospital in SITE, Karachi. Usmanabad Union also had services of Pakistan international and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) goalkeeper Amir Gul as guest player for this game.
Usmanabad Union’s left winger Muhammad Sohail gave them 1-0 lead after 11 minutes played, which was doubled in 2nd half by Inayat Ullah in 47th minute. Malik Star tried their best to reduce the deficit but Usmanabad’s defense of Nasir Ali, Majid, and Arif held Malik Star’s attackers at bay till the final whistle to see their side through to next round. Referee was Muhammad Rizwan.
HUSSAINI FOOTBALL CLUB (Zone Central) IS ORGANIZING 1ST ALL KARACHI MOHAMMAD ISHAQ KHATRI MEMORIAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2011 FROM SUNDAY MAY 29, 5:00 PM AT HUSSAINI FC GROUND 11 – G, NEW KARACHI TOWN.
16 TOP CLUB OF THE CITY – WOULD TAKE PART IN THE TOURNAMENT INCLUDING HOST HUSSAINI FC PARWANA SPORTS FC. KHALEEQ MEMORIAL FC. MAKRAN SPORTS FC. MALIR SHAHEEN FC. YOUNG RASHEEDABAD FC. YOUNG MOHAMMADI FC. MAYMAR FC. GHAREEB SHAH UNION FC. RAHBAR SPORTS FC. GHAUSIA FC. IRFAN MEMORIAL FC. FRIEND FC. MANGHOPIR STAR FC & BASHIR XI FC. THE OPENING MATCH WILL BE PLAYED BETWEEN THE HOST HUSSAINI FC AND FRIENDS FC 5:00 PM ON SUNDAY.
MR. SYED KAMAL AHMED ADMINISTRATOR NEW KARACHI TOWN WILL INAUGURATE THE TOURNAMENT AS CHIEF GUEST WHILE ADMINISTRATOR LAL QILA GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ENGINEER SYED ALI HAIDER WILL PRESIDE THE CEREMONY.