POF notch their first win in Challenge Cup

By our correspondent
KARACHI: Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) notched their maiden win when they downed Muslim Hands 1-0 in their Group F clash of the PFF National Challenge Cup 2023 in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
Zain-ul-Aabdeen scored the winner for POF in the second half.
This was the third straight loss for Muslim Hands, a Nottingham-based NGO being coached by Pakistan’s senior coach Mohammad Rasheed.
Meanwhile in Group E show at Lahore SA Gardens held Higher Education Commission (HEC) to a goalless draw.
Both sides played tough football but failed to capitalise on the opportunities.
In Group D show at Faisalabad Otto Cranes crushed Klash Mills 3-0 with Haider striking a double. He was also joined on the scoresheet by Hasnain.
Nimso defeated Milo 1-0 in their Group B outing with Ali Reza scoring the winner at the Ayub Stadium Quetta.
In Group C match at the Gulzar Sadiq Stadium in Bahawalpur Ashraf Sugar Mills overpowered Hussain Textiles 2-0 with Nasir and Kashif scoring one goal apiece. Kashif’s goal was on penalty.
In Group G encounter at Tehmas Khan Stadium Peshawar WSTC defeated BHCC 2-1. Zahid and Rizwan scored for the winners while Riaz netted the only goal for BHCC.
The 26-team event is being held on home and away basis. In the end the top two teams from each seven groups and two best third-placed sides will progress to the pre-quarter-finals.
The knock-out phase will be held in May.


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