PCAA hold defending champions KRL 1-1 in PPFL opener

By our correspondent

MULTAN: Pakistan Civil  Aviation Authority (PCAA) did well to hold defending champions Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) to a 1-1 draw in their opening clash of the 13th Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) here at the Qasim Bagh Football Stadium on Sunday night.
Alamgir Ali Khan put KRL ahead in the second minute before Sohail levelled it for PCAA in the 37th minute. At breather the match was levelled 1-1. In the second half both sides produced chances but failed to capitalise on them.

KRL’s Rajab Ali, Arslan Ali and Waqar Ihtisham were booked for offences in the 21st, 60th and 64th minutes respectively. Sameer Ahmad of PCAA was also shown yellow card in the stoppage time. Sohail, Bilal and Faisal Ali played solid game for PCAA while Alamghir, Muneer and Zahid Umar left impression for KRL. Mohammad Ahmad Rauf supervised the match while Dilawar Khan and Mehboob Ali served as his assistants. PCAA will meet SSGC on August 20 while KRL will face Lyallpur FC on August 21.

As many as 12 teams are competing in the event being held under the Ashfaq Hussain Shah-led PFF.

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