KARACHI: DFA Bahawalpur crushed Muslim FC 4-0 in the National Under-22 Football Championship, while PMC Athletico defeated Karachi Port trust 3-1. Naseem Ahmed scored the first goal in the 22nd minute as Bahawalpur led 1-0 at the interval. Saeed Ahmed scored two goals in the 61st and 75th minutes before Esmatullah sealed the victory with the team’s fourth goal. In the other match, Mujahid Ali hit a hat-trick for Athletico, with goals in the 14th, 42nd and 78th minute, against KPT, who got a consolation goal through Junaid Qadir.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2012.