North Waziristan reaches Peshawar Football League Season-5 semi-finals

PESHAWAR: Strong North Waziristan took berth into the semi-final after recording upsetting Shinwari Stoori in the hotly contested quarter-final of the ongoing Peshawar Football League Season-5 being played here at Tehmas Khan Football Stadium on Friday.

The two teams – North Waziristan and Shinwari Stoori were locked 1-1 and on penalty shoot-out North Waziristan won the match by 6-5 before playing 1-1 at the stipulated 90-minute. For North Waziristan Yasir scored in the 8th minute through a field attempt and was tied 1-1 when Waseem succeeded in leveling the tally when he converted a head-in conversion.

Shinwari Stoori, North Waziristan, Popo FC Islamabad, Akhakhel Strikers, Atish Toryaliy, Shaheen FC, DC Sarkar and Dara Nangali teams moved to the quarter-finals of the total 16 teams participating in the League.

Waziristan Baryalay and Atish Tank Club secured victories against their respective rivals. In the first match Waziristan Baryalay defeated Akakhel King by a solitary goal in a thrilling match witnessed by the capacity crowd present on this occasion. The match started on slow note and soon it took momentum when Waziristan Baryalay and Akakhel King club strikers kept up pressure on each other’s defence.

Thus after playing a goalless draw in the first-half despite some good inroads right winger Yasir Khan netted a fine goal to make the tally 1-0. Akakhel King tried hard to level the tally but failed. In the second match Chitral Darvish defeated Abbottabad Eagles by 3-1.

In the second match, Atish Tank Club defeated Dara Nangaly by 1-0 wherein Tank’s Jameel scored in the 18th minute of the first half of the game and marched into victory. The third match in the league was played between Chitral Darvish and Abbottabad Eagles in which Chitral Darvish won by 3-1.

On this occasion, Chairman of Youth Glam Welfare Organization Gul Haider was the chief guest along with former secretary of Provincial Football Association Basit Kamal, International Footballer Gohar Zaman and other important personalities were present.

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