The National U-23 Football Championship 2021 moved into quarterfinal satge at Kunch Football Ground, Abbottabad.
Balochistan Zorawar and Sindh Saints reached the quarterfinals after outplacing their respective oppoents.
Zohaib Ayub's first hat-trick of the championship for Balochistan Zorawar streer his team to overpower Hazara Stars by 6-2.
Balochistan Zorawar took early 5-0 lead at the end of first half as Zohaib hammered a hat-trick while Shaiq Dost struck a brace. Atif scored one goal in extra injuries time for Balochistan Zorawar.
For the losing side, Sardar Abbas and Umer Gul scored one goal each.
The second match was seen between Shan-e-Punjab and Sindh Saints where on the 74th minute, Muhammad Uzair scored a lone goal for Sindh Saints to win the match by 1-0.
Advocate Kamran Gull graced the ceremony as chief guest. The event had the presence of Naveed Akram, Syed Sharafat Hussain Bukhari and Waheed Jan.