PPFL: Muslim FC shock third-placed PAF 3-0

Manager and coach Arshad Khan laments loss to a weaker side

Our Correspondent December 24, 2014

KARACHI: Chaman’s Muslim FC stunned PAF 3-0 in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) match at KPT Stadium on Wednesday.

Striker Muhammad Tahir scored the opening goal in the fourth minute as Muslim FC led 1-0 at the interval. Ahmed Ali doubled the lead in the 57th minute, while Tahir sealed the win three minutes later.

PAF continue third in the league table with 31 points, while the win for Muslim FC has bumped them up to sixth place, replacing defending champions KRL.

Lamenting the loss, PAF manager and coach Arshad Khan said they had not expected this result.

“We are still in shock,” Arshad told The Express Tribune. “We went into the match thinking we will score at least three goals against Muslim FC, but it turned out to be a nightmare for us.”

He said he was disappointed with his team’s performance against a weaker side. “I’m very upset with this result; we could’ve won against this team. On paper we are a stronger side, but my players just didn’t perform and they have no explanation for this.”

Meanwhile, match-commissioner Ali Nawaz Baloch said that despite being a more resourceful side, Muslim FC had outclassed their opponents in every department.

“Muslim FC played their game while PAF just seemed lost after conceding a goal in the fourth minute,” said Baloch.

In today’s fixture, two of the weakest sides in the league, Baloch FC and Railways, will face each other in Karachi.


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