12th National women’s football championship
KARACHI: Last Sunday Army women team won their national women’s football championship title. In this championship, Some matches were played in KPT Stadium, Peshwar and Some in Karachi United Stadium, Karachi. There were 8 teams.
- Karachi United
- Gilgit Baltistan
- Karachi Kickers
There were two groups for matches Army, Punjab, Diya WFC and Karachi Kickers in one group and WAPDA, Karachi United, JAFA WFC and Gilgit Baltistan in another group.
In Semi-Final, Karachi United beat Punjab 2-0 to qualify for the final match. Aliha and Nina scored the amazing goals in the 2nd half. Moreover, Punjab missed their two key players, Diana Baig and Zulfia Nazir. On the contrary, Army won their second semifinal by beating WAPDA 1-0.
On Sunday, the Pak Army women team defeated a Young Karachi United team 7-1 Army have successfully defended their National Women’s Football Championship title after hammering Karachi United.
The final for Karachi United was a one-sided contest as the inexperienced domestic team looked powerless against the Army team led by Malika.
Army got an early lead through a wonderful goal by the national team’s star Hajra Khan in the third minute of the match. Eshal multiplied the lead with another noteworthy goal in the 25th minute.
Alina in the 37th minute and Malika in the 40th minute made it 4-0 for the Army before the ref blew the whistle for half-time.
Karachi Joined WFC attempted to change the position of match and made a couple of tries to score. Their tries yielded a product in the 49th minute when Suha Herani scored the first, and the only goal for Karachi United.
In any case, Pakistan Army didn’t permit KU to utilize their muscles any further in the match and scored three additional goals (by Aliza, Eshal and Alina, individually in 80th, 81st and 90th minute) before the last whistle was blown to finish a 7-1 win.
Army Captain Malika Noor
“It was an incredible collaboration, we got the edge on account of our experience. In any case, I am glad to see little youngsters indicating potential in the game,” said Army Captain Malika Noor who has represented Pakistan in 20 international games.
Karachi United Captain Shumaila Zehri
“We were an unpracticed side, Army had International players while our players were in their initial teenagers. We lost, however, it was a decent learning experience for the young players,” said Shumaila Zehri, the captain of Karachi United. Prior, WAPDA crushed Punjab 10-0 to guarantee the third position.
Best Goalkeeper Tittle
WAPDA’s Captain Syeda Mahpara was additionally pronounced the Best Goalkeeper of the Title for the 7th consecutive times with RS 50000 cash price. She played best throughout the Championship. She made match-winning saves.
Golden Boot Award
Sahar Zaman of WAPDA was given a golden boot award with RS 50000 cash price for scoring 27 goals in the NATIONAL WOMEN’S FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
The most valuable Player
While KU’s Suha Herani was given the honor of the most valuable player of the championship and with RS 50000 cash price. She was a gem for the KU. The team won many matches because of her.
At last, this was the best step from PFF for the promotion of Football in Pakistan. Due to these activities, the Pakistani women community feel proud that they can also do anything as others do in their countries. This is the Positive image for Pakistan that here women can also participate like men in different sports. PFF must organize more and more championships like these so that both men and women football players can show their talent and they will get the courage to do their best for Pakistan.