PESHAWAR: Three more matches decided in the ongoing Peshawar Football League Season 5 which will be played here at the historic Tehmas Khan Football Stadium on Sunday.
There were hundreds of football spectators watching the thrilling matches on the second day of the 16-day, 16-team battle where the majority of the teams had the services of national and international players.
In the first game of the day, Shinwari FC beat Chitral Markhor, Tank Turiyali beat Hazara Tigers and Shaheen Football Club beat Chitral Darwish. In the first match, Shinwari FC defeated Chitral Markhor by 2-1 in a thrilling game. For the Shinwari club, Rizwan scored a fine goal in the 9th minute and Waqqas doubled their team lead on the 65th goal while for Chitral Markhor Khaleek-ul-Zaman scored the 70th through a field attempt.
It was a cross from the right winger nicely intercepted by unmarked Waqqas with a conversion header and received thunderous applause from the seated spectators. It was a superb goal and Chitral Markhor after closing the margin tried their best to even the count but due to Shinwari Stori’s pack defense line they were unable to score and thus Shinwari won the match by 2-1.
In the second match, Tank Turiyali beat Hazara Tigers 2-1 in another hard-fought encounter where Tank Turiyali and Hazara Tigers forwards tackled each other’s defense with some fine moves.
The first goal was scored by Yasin in the 20th minute for Hazara Tigers, while Muhammad Jameel scored in the 56th minute and Muhammad Tariq scored in the 66th minute from Tank Turiyali. The team claimed success while in the third match, Shaheen Football Club defeated Chitral Darwish by a lone goal. Taseef Ahmad scored in the fifth minute for Shaheen. Shaheen, after taking the lead, maintained his lead and didn’t give Chitral Darwish much time to fight back.
On this occasion, Additional Assistant Deputy Commissioner Relief Muhammad Imran was the special guest. Alongside the chief organizer, Youth Glam Welfare Organization chairman Gul Haider, former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Football Association secretary Basit Kamal and other important personalities were present.