KP shock Army with goalless draw in Quetta [The News]

KP shock Army with goalless draw in Quetta [The News]

LAHORE: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shocked Army with a goalless draw in their Group A opener of the men’s football event of the 34th National Games at the Ayub Stadium Quetta on Sunday.

KP did a terrific job to foil every attempt of Army. KP had some fine players including former international Mohammad Rasool, Iftikhar and Izharullah who did a terrific job to notch a goalless draw against tough Army which is loaded with some solid players.

KP also got a few chances but failed to convert them. KP-Army game was scheduled for Saturday but was delayed due to KP’s delayed arrival in Quetta.

Meanwhile in Group C outing Pakistan Air Force (PAF) downed Police 1-0 thanks to international striker Mansoor Khan’s solitary strike in the tenth minute. PAF’s forward Abdul Samad was also sent off in the second half for a nasty foul inside the area.

In the other Group C show Sindh inflicted a crushing 4-1 defeat on Punjab. Moin hit a double, striking goals in the 43rd and 83rd minutes while he was also joined on the scoresheet by Amin Khan and Mohammad Ali who scored the opening two goals in the 14th and 31st minutes respectively. Salman Ali hit a consolation goal for Punjab in the 88th minute.

Published in The News, 15 May 2023