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Quetta, May 03, 2017: After two fiercely contested semi-finals, Muslim Chaman Football Club and Baba-e-Balochistan Mir Ghous Buksh Football Club Khuzdar progressed to the final of the Ufone Football Championship as the showdown event in Balochistan reaches its pinnacle.
The first semi-final was played between Buitems University Quetta and Muslim Chaman Football Club and the team from Chaman triumphed by 2-1. Muslim Club got off to a flying start with two goals within the first 20 minutes of the game, courtesy Muhammad Tahir and Saeed Ahmad. They maintained their stronghold throughout the 90 minutes before Buitems University’s Zohaib Zahid scored a penalty late in the game. The goal proved to be only a consolation for the team from Quetta as they crashed out of the tournament.
The second semi-final also proved to be a one-sided affair as Baba-e-Balochistan Mir Ghous Buksh Football Club Khuzdar stormed past Youth Afghan Football Club Pishin with a comprehensive 3-1 victory to register their place in the final against Muslim Club. The team from Khuzdar dominated possession from the start and it soon reaped rewards as Shoaib Ahmed bagged a brace in quick succession. Youth Afghan Club pulled a goal back through Naseem-ur-Rehman to make things interesting at halftime with the score locked at 2-1. However any hopes of a comeback were dashed as Muhammad Fazal scored Khuzdar’s third goal to seal their progress to the final with a 3-1 win.
The final will be played today at Ayub Stadium, Quetta. The tournament has been a resounding success as football teams from schools, colleges, universities and clubs enthusiastically participated and showcased their football talent.