Karachi, March 11, 2017: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) Balochistan Football Cup 2017 ─ the country’s largest-ever sponsored football tournament ─ kicked off on March 10 with round matches in six provincial divisions of Quetta, Kalat, Makran, Sibi, Zhob and Naseerabad.
The first day featured eight exciting round matches between Naseerabad and Sohabatpur, Kharan and Kalat, Khuzdar and Mastung, Qilla Saifullah and Barkhan, Quetta and Pishin, Chaman and Chagai, Gwadar and Pasni and Dera Bugti and Kohlu teams. Quetta, Chaman, Qilla Saifullah, Pasni, Kohlu, Naseerabad, Kharan and Khuzdar emerged successful.
Area notables and large crowds of football fans witnessed the games played in the various districts. Assistant Deputy Commissioner Nushki was the chief guest at the match between Chaman and Chagai in District Quetta while DC Zhob Muhammad Azeem Kakar inaugurated the match between Qilla Saifullah and Barkhan in District Zhob. Shah Mohammad scored two goals for Qilla Saifullah.
Following PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2016, the company is hosting the second edition in line with its commitment to the people of Balochistan. The round matches will be played until March 18 followed by the final round, starting March 20. The semi-finals will be played on March 31 and final on April 2 at Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium (Malibagh), Quetta. Altogether 74 matches will be played between 37 teams during the tournament.
Day 1: Highlights
|District||Team A||Team B||Score||Winning Team||Player of the Match|
|Zhob||Qilla Saifullah||Barkhan||4-1||Qilla Saifullah||Shah Mohammad|
|Sibi||Kohlu||Dera Bugti||3-0||Kohlu||Mohammad Faheem|