PNEC, IBA, HU, AKU enter in Inter-Varsity Football tourney semis

Karachi: Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), IBA, Hamdard University (HU) and host Aga Khan University (AKU) won their respective quarterfinal matches and confirmed their presence in the semifinals of the 13th AKU Inter-University Football Tournament underway here at AKU Sports Centre Football Ground.

In the first last-eight encounter, PNEC defeated Ziauddin University by 2-0 score. Abdullah Shams and Haziq Khan scored one goal each.

Meanwhile, IBA found stiff resistance from Dow University of Health and Sciences before recording a 2-1 victory. Arslan Saleemi and Areeb Farhan scored one goal each for IBA while Sayem Jamal scored one for DUHS.

The third quarterfinal between Hamdard University and IoBM was decided on penalty kicks after the regulation time ended with score-line locked at 1-1. Hamdard University won the match by 4-3 score on penalty kicks.

In the last quarterfinal encounter, host AKU defeated Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology by 2-0 score. Rehan Munir scored both the goals for AKU.