Media XI (Y) holds strong KMC XI (G) in exhibition match

Karachi: Two passes in the open goal from Bilal Hussain, which was capitalized by Mohammad Asghar helped Media XI Yellow recover from two goals deficit to equalize the exhibition match 22 in KMC Futsal Cup Tournament here at KMC Sports Complex on Saturday.

KMC XI scored two quick goals in the first half to take a 20 lead. However, some good show from skipper Tariq Aslam and especially midfielder Bilal Hussain helped Media XI to recover from a two goal deficit and also keeping the KMC XI at bay from Media XI goal post.

Others performers from Media XI Yellow were Zahid Ghaffar and goalkeeper Omar Shaheen, who also helped Media XI Yellow to eventually end the match on high note.

Pakistan’s former football coach Tariq Lutfi, who was also present on the occasion praised Media XI team for their good showings in the match.

He also praised organizers for organizing the tournament, where 32 teams will participate. “Futsal is a very demanding game and it requires high level of fitness. It was good to see media persons playing well in the match,” he added.

Meanwhile, the other exhibition match played between Media XI Green, led by Shakeel Kanga and KMC XI Yellow, was won by the later by 20. Ateeq Siddiqui and Mohammad Asif of Geo TV played well for the media team during the match.

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