Sports: (Four clubs enter in quarter finals of Potohar Football Cup)


ISLAMABAD: Mehran Club, Federal Club, Elite Club and Falcon Club, entered in the quarter finals of 1st Potohar Challenge Cup Football Tournament being played under the auspices of Islamabad Football Association.

Secretary General, Islamabad Football Association, Syed Sharafat Hussain Bukhari was the chief guest at the first pre-quarter final match while President, IFA Saleem Chaudhry on the second pre-quarter final match and a large number of peoples were present on the occasion, says a press release issued here on Sunday.

In the first pre-quarter final match, Mehran Club defeated Akbar Club by 2-1 goals. Roohullah scored two goals in the 15th and 25th minutes of the second half for Mehran Club and Kamil of Akbar Club reduced the margin 2-1 goals in the 30th minutes of the same half.

In the second pre-quarter final match, Federal Club beat Bolan Club by 1-0 goal. The alone goal was scored by Gul Sher in the 15th minutes of the second half for Federal Club.

In the 3rd pre-quarter final match, Elite Club beat Zeeshan Club by 6-5 on penalty kicks. Two teams were fought 1-1 draw at the end of the scheduled times.

In the 2nd minutes of the first half, Waqar scored a goal for Zeeshan Club and Asad of Elite Club equalized the match 1-1 goal in the 29th minutes of the same half.

The decision was taken on penalty kicks. Wasif, Noman, Ubaid, Irfan and Amir scored one goal each for winning team on penalty kicks while Asif, Adnan, Zeeshan and Jamshed scored for loser team.

In the Falcon Club beat Islamabad by 2-0 goals. In the 20th minutes of the half, Zulqarnain scored first goal for Falcon Club and Waqas doubled the margin 2-0 in the 20th minutes of the second half.

Secretary General, Islamabad Football Association, Syed Sharafat Hussain Bukhari said 32 tops teams of Capital took part in the pre-qualifying round and divided into eight groups.

Two teams from each group total 16 teams qualified for pre-quarter final round and the pre-quarter final round is being played on knock out basis. He said that the dates of quarter final round will be announced in the next few days. The tournament is being played under the auspices of Islamabad Football Association.