The city level Qualifiers and Eliminators of the 3rd Ufone Balochistan Football Cup are underway in the province. The Pishin leg of the competition came to an end, where Afghan FC clinched the top spot and qualified for the Super8 stage of the championship which is scheduled to kick off at Mali Bagh Stadium Quetta from 25 March, with Semi-Finals on 27 and Final on 28 March.
The Eliminator match was played at Taj Lala Football Ground Pishin, where Afghan FC beat Faizabad FC by 1 – 0. The maiden goal was scored by Afghan FC’s Najeebullah during the 18th minute of the match. Faizabad tried hard to score an equalizer and attacked Afghan FC’s goal numerous times but were unable to breach the strong defense line.
So far, 6 teams including Afghan FC have booked their place in the advance stage. The other teams include Jallawan FC Khuzdar, Gwadar Port FC, Panjgur FC, Bacha Khan FC Loralai and Shaheed Ballach FC Nushki.
Pakistani telecom company Ufone aims to develop and promote football in the province and provide budding footballers a platform to showcase their skills while playing along national team football stars like Fazal Muhammad and Riaz Khan. This year’s championship builds on the success of previous two seasons and involves 720 young players from eight cities in the province.