Army, Balochistan enter football semis [The News]

Army, Balochistan enter football semis [The News]

by Alam Zeb Safi

Army and Balochistan qualified for the semi-finals from their respective groups after Wednesday’s matches outcome of the men’s football event of the 34th National Games at Ayub Stadium in Quetta. Army crushed defending champions Wapda 3-0 to qualify for the semi-finals from Group A.

Ali Raza hit double for Army, scoring in the 80th and stoppage time while Ansar Abbas, a discarded international, earlier, took lead for Army with a nice strike in the sixth minute.

Army with four points stood first in Group A.

Meanwhile from Group B Balochistan confirmed their semi-finals berth despite a 1-2 loss at the hands of Navy.

Both Navy and Balochistan finished with three points each with the latter qualifying for the semi-finals on the basis of better goal average.

Zunair and Rizwan struck in the 17th and 73rd minute to put Navy 2-0 ahead. Tahir struck for Balochistan in the 74th minute.

In the women’s football event Wapda defeated Police 5-0 with Kainat Gul scoring a double. She was also joined on the scoresheet by Mehnaz, Sanober and Aliya Sadiq with a goal apiece.

In the other clash HEC crushed Balochistan 6-0 with Anmol scoring four goals. Sajina and Mehreen struck one goal apiece.

Published in The News, 18 May 2023