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Khyber Eagle moves to semifinals of FATA Football Super League

Khyber Eagle entered into the semi-finals after a convincing 3-0 victory against Ghazi Ajab Khan of Dara Adam Khail in the ongoing FATA Football Super League-2017 being played at Qayyum Sports Complex Peshawar.

Director Sports Pakistan Sports Board Coaching Center Peshawar Mumtaz Ahmad Nadeem was the chief guest on occasion.

Both the teams Khyber Eagle and Ghazi Ajab Khan Afridi teams exhibited good display of football which large number of spectators turned up and enjoyed the thrilling moves. Naqash, Mohib, Bacha Gul played well for Ghazi Ajab Khan Afridi team but they were failed to score any goal.

Khyber Eagle’s striker Hamza netted a fine goal in the very outset of the match through field attempt. Hamza got a free ball in front of the goal-post from Mujahid, the left winger, and quickly zoomed into the danger zone by dodging two defenders before slamming in a perfect goal.

After taking lead, Khyber Eagle put in more pressure and this time Mujahid saw his forceful kick into the rival goal-post by making the tally 2-0. On the other hands Ghazi Ajab Khan Afridi team tried their hard to reduce the margin but due to good defense of Khyber Eagle they were failed to do so.

At half-time Khyber Eagle was leading by 2-0. It was the second session in which Khyber Eagle got the third goal lead when inner striker international Mansoor slammed in a beautiful goal to make the lead 3-0.

In the dying moments Ghazi Ajab Khan Afridi team did some resistance but failed and Khyber Eagle won the match by 3-0.

Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah, Momin Khan, Allowddin, Zeeshan and Arshad supervised the match while Qazi Asif acted as match commissioner.

Malik Saad Falcon will now face Shams in the last quarter-finals on Monday before the semi-finals and the final will be played on October 25 at 2.30 p.m.

It is to be mentioned here that foreign players from Malaysia, Indonesia and Afghanistan visited Peshawar and were part of the League-2017. Playing with foreign players gave much needed international exposure to our players from FATA at their door steps.

Organizing Secretary of the event, Shahid Khan informed the chief guest that Bridgestone Tyre Japan, NGK and KYB Spark and Parts Middle East, Momin Oil Middle East, and Exedy have extended all out financial and moral support to the organizing committee to hold the event by involving youth of FATA in healthy activities.

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