Debutant PPL-FC earns a bronze medal in National Challenge Cup 2018

Karachi: May 11, 2018: The newly-formed Pakistan Petroleum Limited Football Club (PPL-FC) clinched bronze medal at the award ceremony of Pakistan Football Federation’s National Challenge Cup (PFF NCC) 2018 on May 10 at Karachi Port Trust Football Ground. Senior Vice President PFF & Chief, Sindh Football Association Syed Khadim Ali Shah was Chief Guest of the event along with MD & CEO PPL Syed Wamiq Bokhari as Guest of Honour. PPL-FC Captain Nazir Khan was declared the highest goal scorer of the tournament.

Earlier, PPL-FC overpowered Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority with a 5-1 score in the play-off for the third position on May 9. Nazir Khan’s hat-trick with Abdullah and Mehrullah scoring a goal each ensured a huge win for PPL-FC.

“In the run-up to the semi-finals of the tournament, PPL-FC did not lose a single match nor concede any goals which was a remarkable achievement for the debutants,” highlighted Bokhari. The team lost its semi-final match to Wapda. 

Ensuring a place on the victory stand in its maiden tournament from among the 24 entrant teams is a huge feat for a newly formed 25-member PPL-FC team, whose players come from remote and disadvantaged areas and were selected from the three consecutive PPL Balochistan Football Cups based on skill and performance.