Sports: Football: KRL clinches PPFL title

Karachi: Khan Research Laboratory KRL clinched the title of 9th Pakistan Premier Football League here Tuesday at KPT Football Stadium after finishing their campaign with 70 points in 30 matches.

Karachi Electric Supply Company KESC and Muslim FC Chaman finished second and third spot with 62 points each.

The last match between PIA and KRL was ended in a goalless draw at KPT Football Stadium.

Army secured fourth place with 58 points while Pakistan Air Force PAF finished in fifth 53 points. National Bank of Pakistan NBP 44 finished sixth, followed by Navy 37, Pakistan International Air PIA 36 points, Afghan FC Chaman 35 pts in seventh, eighth and ninth places respectively. Baloch FC Noushki finishes tenth. WAPDA, HBL, KPT ended on 11th, 12th and 13th place respectively while ZTBL was 14th. PMC FC Faisalabad and Wohaib FC Lahore are relegated from PPFL.

KRL lifted the winning trophy and gold medals in addition to Rs 700,000 while KESC had to be content with silver medals and Rs 500,000. Muslim FC Chaman got bronze medals and Rs 400,000.

Highest goal scorer Kaleem Ullah of KRL pocketed Rs 100, 000. Army’s Jaffer Khan received best goal keeper’s award and cashed Rs 100, 000. Best player award went to Saeed Ahmed of Muslim FC and received Rs 150, 000. Fair Play trophy went to Zarai Taraqqiati Bank Limited ZTBL along with Rs 100,000.

Best referee of the league was awarded to Irshad Ul Haq with Rs 100, 000. Best Assistant Referee of the league was adjudged Adnan Anjum, who received Rs 50, 000. The best match commissioner award was given to Abdul Shakoor Baloch from Sindh Centre along with Rs. 100,000.

KRL had also won the title in 2009 and 2011 and now its title tally has reached to three.