Director General Sports Punjab Usman Anwar was the chief guest of the semi-final played at Punjab Stadium between Balochistan United and Army. The teams were introduced with the chief guest before the start of the match. And when the game rolled into action, Balochistan team started back-to-back attack on Army team’s goal post. With that flurry of attacks, Balochistan took three goals lead in the first half.
Later in the second half, both the teams got involved in attacks and counter-attacks and in the process managed to score two goals each. With that performance Balochistan won the match by 5-3 to book a place in the final.
In the other semi-final played at the Punjab University Old Campus ground, Wapda thrashed Diya Club Karachi 4-0. The final between Wapda and Balochistan will be played at the Punjab stadium on Friday and before the title match, Army and Diya Club will play for third and fourth position.
While talking to media, DG SBP Usman Anwar said that Sports Board Punjab was working hard for the promotion of sports in the country. “We are offering every kind of support to players of different games and that’s the major reason we are getting talent in all sports,” he added. “Our world class kabaddi team is big evidence in this regard. SBP kabaddi team Lahore Lions have won their all three matches in World Kabaddi League in England India which is a massive success,” he claimed.
He said that Pakistan will host the WKL matches in November and a large number of sports fans are expected to visit the country on that occasion.
Usman further said that the doors of SBP are open for all talented players. “We are inviting potential youngsters from across the country for a proper training under the umbrella of SBP,” he described.
To a question, DG SBP told that as around 55 international teams will be coming to Pakistan to feature in the second phase of International Sports Festival.