SSGC begin Challenge Cup campaign with win

SSGC begin Challenge Cup campaign with win

A star-studded Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) side beat Pakistan Football Federation League ‘B’ Division Departmental Leg winners Masha United 3-1 at the Punjab Stadium on Wednesday.

In the Group ‘F’ match, it was Masha United who scored the first goal of the match thanks to Fareedullah’s 12th minute strike. The lead was short-lived and Mohammad Tahir equalized for SSGC in the 13th minute.

Tahir doubled the lead three minutes into the second half before Pakistan National Team star midfielder Saddam Hussain solidified SSGC’s position in the match with a perfectly-executed free kick in the 58th minute.

In the other Group ‘F’ match at the Fame FC Ground, SA Gardens played a 1-1 draw with Wohaib FC. While SA Gardens dominated possession, Wohaib FC were solid at the back and lead first courtesy a goal by Aitzaz Hussain just before half time.

SA Gardens continued to play the possession game and equalized at the 61st minute when Essa Bahader scored from the edge of the box.

Earlier, in the Group ‘E’ match at the Punjab Stadium, Wapda played a goalless draw against Pakistan Navy.

However, the other match of the group saw three goals. At the Fame FC Ground, SA Farms were helped by Mohammad Zubair Aslam’s first half brace (8th and 34th minutes) and a goal by Amir Aslam in the 87th minute to beat Asia Ghee Mills 3-0.

Fixtures for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Pakistan Air Force vs SNGPL, 10am PST, Punjab Stadium
Nimso FC vs Hazara Coal Company, 10am PST, Fame FC Ground
Baloch FC Nushki vs Pakistan Police, 12pm PST, Punjab Stadium
HEC vs Pakistan Army, 2pm PST, Fame FC Ground