Stage set for PPL football quarter finals

Stage set for PPL football quarter finals

QUETTA, March 27, 2017: PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2017 looks for a competitive game ahead as eight best teams out of 12 have qualified for the quarter finals at the conclusion of the final round that commenced on March 20.

Quetta City, Lasbela, Panjgur, Turbat, Chaman, Nushki, Kharan and DFA Quetta will play four quarter finals on March 28 and 29 on a knock-out basis. Four winning teams will play semi-finals on March 31 followed by finals on April 2 at the Ayub Stadium, Quetta.

Quetta City face Lasbela, while Panjgur face Turbat on 28 March. Chaman battle Nushki and Kharan face DFA Quetta on 29 March.

Earlier on the sixth day, two matches Loralai versus Panjgur and Kharan versus Chaman resulted into draw. A medium paced game was exhibited by both Loralai in blue and Panjgur wearing yellow with a score of 2-2 was watched by a large audience at the Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium (Malibagh), Quetta. Muhammad Saleem of Loralai received the Man of the Match award from chief guest, international fame player Zahid Hamid.

A slow paced match, also played at the same venue, between Kharan in white and blue Chaman resulted in zero score (0-0) from either sides. Goal-keeper Kharan, Akhlaq Shah being the Man of the Match received prize from chief guest Director Pakistan Sports Board, Imran Yousaf.

PPL has organized the tournament in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan and Balochistan Football Association.