Army, JAFA, Diya keep winning in NWFC

Army, JAFA, Diya keep winning in NWFC

Pakistan Army, JAFA Soccer Academy and Diya WFC extended their winning streaks while Mohsen Gilani FC registered their first win at the 2021 National Women’s Football Championship on Wednesday, 17 March.

Army won their third match in a row beating Riaz Kamil FC 9-0 at the KMC Stadium. Hajra Khan and Rameen Fareed scored a hat-trick each for the defending champions while Eeshal Fayyaz, Swaiba Sarfraz and Rishail contributed with a goal apiece in the Group ‘C’ match.

There was an injury scare involving Riaz Kamil FC goalkeeper Nida Kareem in the game. She was taken to hospital after a shot hit her on the face, but thankfully she is recovering and undergoing 24 hr observation by doctors.

Army are in a solid position at the top of the group standings with nine points, while JAFA Soccer Academy, who beat Young Rising Stars Layyah 4-0 at the KPT Stadium are second in Group ‘D’ with six points. For JAFA, Fatima scored a brace while Bismah and Kiran Fatima scored the remaining two goals.

In Group ‘D’, Mohsen Gilani WFC comfortably beat MUK FC 5-0 to claim their first three points in the competition. They are third in the group below Highlanders FC. Ayesha Shafiq (2), Shanzay, and Arisha (2) scored for MGWFC.

Diya WFC strengthened their position on the top of Group ‘D’ with nine points after a 9-0 win against Abbotabad’s Nawanshehr United FA.

Diya’s veteran player Rukhsar Rashid scored a hat-trick while Zunaira Shah netted in two goals. The remaining goals were scored by Kiran Qureshi, Aliya Jhallka, Ubeer and Shumaila Hussain.

No matches are scheduled to be played on Thursday and Friday.