DFA Gwadar reach PPL Balochistan Football Cup quarters [The News/Dawn]

DFA Gwadar reach PPL Balochistan Football Cup quarters [The News/Dawn]

QUETTA: District Football Association (DFA) Gwadar blasted their way into the quarter-finals when they overpowered Quetta City 1-0 thanks to a goal from Allah Dad in their crucial game of the final round of the PPL Balochistan Football Cup at the Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium Malibagh, Quetta, on Thursday.


Despite the defeat, Quetta City also made it to the quarter-finals. In other matches, DFA Quetta whacked Chaman City 5-3. Nazir Ahmed hit four goals. The fifth goal was scored by Mohammad Faisal in the stoppage time.

Fareed Ahmed landed a brace and Baseer Ahmad hit one for Chaman City.


The other day DFA Kharan defeated DFA Panjgur 2-1 with Saif Ali and Mohammad Ilyas striking for the winners in the 27th and the 52nd minutes, respectively. Naved Ahmed had provided lead to DFA Panjgur by firing in one in the 21st minute.

DFA Dukki edged past DFA Lasbela 2-0 with Rozi Khan scoring in the ninth and the 80th minutes.

Published in The News, 9 March 2018

DAWN adds

QUETTA: Skipper DFA Quetta Nazeer Ahmad scored four goals as his team beat Chaman 5-3 in a closely contested game on Friday, the sixth day of the final round of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) Balochistan Football Cup 2018.

The spectators packed the Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium (Malibagh), Quetta for the match and thoroughly enjoyed the battle between two leading teams of the final round.

At one stage of the match, three goals were scored within 13 minutes of the first half by DFA skipper Nazeer Ahmed of the winning team scored two and Fareed Ahmad of Chaman City scored one goal. Nazeer scored two more goals nearly at the close of the first half.

In the second half, the players from both sides displayed aggressive game and made several attacking moves. Chaman City bounced back to score two quick goals in the last minutes of the half while DFA Quetta increased the lead by scoring their fifth goal to win 5-3.

Nazeer was awarded the Man of the Match for his outstanding performance. The final will be played on March 30.

Published in Dawn, March 10th, 2018