Sports: Football: Gwadar knocks out Chaman City in the first quarter-final

Karachi: After its first-ever entry in the final round of PPL Balochistan Football Cup during the last three years, the charged Gwadar team ensured its slot in the semifinals after defeating strong Chaman City by 1-0 score in a thrilling first quarterfinal at Sadiq Shaheed Football Stadium (Malibagh) in Quetta on Monday.

The decisive goal was scored by Gwadar’s Sohaib during the second half after a series of attacks made by his team on the opponent’s goal. Chaman City resisted the constant moves through its defence line in place but could not manage to score any goals.

In the last two matches of the final round, DFA Chaman fought a hard victory over the skilled Dukki team with just one goal by 1-0 score in a nail-biting whereas Kharan achieved an easy win over Kacchi by 4-1 in a one-sided match.

DFA Chaman’s Mohammad Hanif and Mohammad Kaseem from Kharan were awarded man of the match for scoring brilliant goals in their respective matches.

The remaining quarterfinals will be played between defending champion Panjgur, Kharan, Quetta City, DFA Quetta, Dukki and runner-up of 2017 tournament DFA Chaman.