PACA, University FC win promotion to Premier League

KARACHI: Pak Afghan Clearing Agency (PACA) and Faisalabad’s University FC qualified for the Pakistan Premier Football League 2013 after emerging as winners of their respective legs of the PFF League (B Division).

They will replace those two teams of the country’s top league which will be relegated this season.

PACA, co-owned by former Pakistan captain Mohammad Essa, bulldozed their way to a splendid 4-2 victory over Pakistan Steel at the Fame Football Ground in Lahore on Wednesday to emerge as departmental leg champions.

Abdul Hadi scored a brace, while Sirajuddin and Maaz struck one goal apiece. For the losers Tahir Junior and Wahab netted one goal each.

PACA got the honour of qualifying for the top league while playing for the first time at the second division league. The team was founded only a few days before last Ramadan-ul-Mubarak.

“It’s a great achievement that our team qualified for the Premier League on its first appearance in the B division league,” Mohammad Essa told this correspondent.

“The team has good youngsters and the lot also has some stuff from my own academy. Tough training is the reason behind our success as we have worked hard over the boys and I hope they will improve further,” said Essa, who had been leading KESC in the prime league before he developed a knee injury, which forced him to stay away for the rest of the matches.

Essa thanked PFF Director Development and Competitions Pervez Saeed Mir and secretary Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi for giving the side a chance to play in the PFF League.

Faisalabad’s University FC had qualified for the top league the other day. PACA and University FC will clash in the final at the Rai Ali Nawaz Stadium in Sahiwal on Friday (tomorrow). The match will start at 2:00pm.

From: The News

9th Pakistan Football Federation League-2012(B Division League) (9th PFFL-2012)

(Group of Five Round)

Match Results (Wednesday, December 19, 2012)

(Department Leg)

Match # 28

PACA beat Pak Steel 4:2 @ 11:30 PST @ Fame Football Ground Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan

Scorer PACA: Siraj-Ud-Din (FW) 1 Goal @ 1 Mnt, Moaz (FW) 1 Goal @ 7 Mnt and Abdul Hadi (MF) 2 Goals @ 68, 71 Mnts.

Scorer Pak Steel: Tahir Junior (FW) 1 Goal @ 74 Mnt and Abdul Wahab (FW) 1 Goal @ 90+1 Mnt.

Match Commissioner: Ari Siddiqui Cell # 0301-4452570


Match # 29

SSGC Vs HEC 0:0 Draw @ 11:30 PST @ Railway Football Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

Yellow Card SSGC: Sabir Ali (MF) @ 56 Mnt.

Yellow Card HEC: Asif (FW) @ 34 Mnt, Umair Arshad (DF) @ 42 Mnt, Umair Ali (MF) @ 78 Mnt and Waqas Rasheed (GK) @ 88 Mnt.

Match Commissioner: Rauf Bari Cell # 0346-4499711


9th Pakistan Football Federation League (B Division League) (9th (PFFL-2012)

Fixture ( Friday, December 21, 2012)

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat

President Pakistan Football Federation

Invites you to witness the final match between

Winner of Club Leg (University FC, Faisalabad)


Winner of Departmental Leg (PACA)

9th Pakistan Football Federation League-2012 (PFFL-2012)


Rai Ali Nawaz Football Ground, Sahiwal, Pakistan

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1400 hours PST

Kindly depute your Camera Team/Photographers to cover this Mega Event

Team P W D L F A Pts
PACA 4 3 1 0 10 3 10
SSGC 4 2 2 0 4 1 8
Railways 4 2 0 2 2 2 6
Pak Steel 4 1 0 3 3 7 3
HEC 4 0 1 3 0 6 1