SSB U14 Cup: National Soccer Academy top group

The Sindh Sports Board U14 Football Championship being held at National Soccer Academy Ground in Paposh, Karachi saw hosts National Soccer Academy (NSA) top Group ‘A’ after a resounding 6-0 win over The City School (North Nazimabad). NSA’s young striker Noman Tahir scored a superb hat-trick with goals in 17th, 19th, and 26th minutes; this was the first hat-trick of the event. Shabbir Ullah scored twice (31′ and 37′) awhile Jehanzeb scored once in 41st minute to see NSA complete overwhelm their opponents.

In Group ‘B’, Al-Shabaz Korangi beat Gulshan Soccer Academy 2-1 to inflict Gulshan’s 2nd successive defeat and knock them out of contention for next round. Al-Shabaz young goalkeeper Abdul Haq showed a superb display in the game as he kept out GSA’s many attempts at goal. Youth international Muhammad Younus had given Al-Shabaz a 1-0 lead at half time after an 8th minute strike from a great ball from Muhammad Awais. In 2nd half, a 25 yard screamer from Muhammad Anwar past GSA goalie Zeeshan saw Al-Shabaz double their lead. However, GSA showed resilience throughout the game yet they could only get a late consolation from Abdul Hanan as they bowed out of the tournament with this 2-1 defeat. Al-Shabaz now face National Frontier Academy to decide who tops the group after NFA had beaten GSA 1-0 in previous group game.

Referees were Babar Khan and Farrukh Riaz, while match commissioner was Abdul Karim.

Under the auspices of Sindh Sports Board

Venue:  National Soccer Academy Ground (Paposh, Karachi)


National Soccer Academy defeated City School North Nazimabad 6-0  (2-0)

Noman Tahir (3) 17,19,26, Shabbir Ullah 31,37, Jahanzeb Khan 41 for the winners

Group ‘B’

Al-Shabaz Academy Korangi beat Gulshan Soccer Academy 2-1.

Al-Shabaz (2): youth international M. Younus 8, M. Anwar 30

Teams are;

Group ‘A’

1. National Soccer Academy,

2. FC Rovers Academy

3. City School North Nazimabad

Group ‘B’

1.       National Frontier Academy

2.       Al-Shabaz Academy Korangi

3.       Gulshan Soccer Academy

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