Sports: Football: DFA Quetta cruises into PPL Football semifinals

Karachi: DFA Quetta defeated Quetta City with a 2-0 score-line to confirm its place in the semifinals of PPL Balochistan Football Cup 2018 at Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium (Malibagh) in Quetta.

The technically-equipped and experienced DFA Quetta side kept the pressure on the young Quetta City team since the beginning. The latter, however, tried to balance through a couple of good moves but could not convert these into goals.

Quetta DFA’s Isteglal scored the first goal in the 30th minute while grabbing an opportunity from a careless defensive move by the opponent. The second goal came in the last minute when DFA Quetta’s Captain Nazeer Ahmed made a beautiful move from the right wing dogging two defenders and pushing the ball into the goal.

DFA Quetta’s Isteglal was declared man of the match.

The remaining two quarterfinals will be played between Kharan and Dukki teams and champion and runner-up of 2017 tournament Panjgur and DFA Chaman. Gwadar has already booked a slot in the semi-final by defeating Chaman City earlier.