Karachi United, KRL advance to Round-of-16 in National Challenge Cup


Lahore: Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) outclassed Saif Tex by 6-1 to advance to Round-of-16 in the ongoing National Challenge Cup. 

In an exciting contest, KRL remained dominant throughout as they took lead earlier in the 11th minute with Umair Ali striking the first goal for his team. Izharullah brought a 2-0 lead for KRL by netting a goal in the 25th minute followed by Umair Ali with his second goal of the match to make it 3-0 in the 39th minute.

Usman Ghani scored the goal for Saif Tex in 49th minute to give some hope but it was KRL’s day as they stole the show completely. Alamgir Ali (66th), Iftikhar Ali (74th), and Shahzaib (86th) were the other goal scorers from KRL.

On the other hand, Karachi United beat Huma FC by 2-0 to make it into Round-of-16. Anees Fakir and Jamshed were the scorers from the winning side.

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) also won Group ‘B’ contest by walking over Falcon Group by 1-0. Maqbool scored for NBP in a crucial contest.

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