Noman stars in Lyari Academy victory in Leisure Leagues KYI Football Tournament

KARACHI: Lyari Academy’s Mohammad Noman fired four goals on Sunday during Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Tournament matches here at Lyari’s Gabol Park Football Ground scoring four goals to help his team beat Nabi Bux FC by an impressive margin of 4-0.

A day earlier on Saturday, the Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative exploded into action with eighty matches played at four different venues – namely 16-Star Football Ground (District Central), Ansar Union Football Stadium (District East), Mohammadi Stadium (District Malir) and Khyber-Muslim Football Stadium (District West).

Another 20 matches of District South were played on Sunday at Lyari’s Gabol Park Football Ground. Twenty teams are equally divided into two groups – Group A and Group B and are playing two matches against one another – on home and away basis against other teams in their respective groups. According to Leisure Leagues rule book, a league cannot have more than ten teams. Therefore, the twenty teams playing at one venue have been divided into two groups of ten teams each.

After beating Nabi Bux FC by 4-0 score as away team, Lyari Academy was later held by the same team to a 0-0 tie when it played as home team.

Apart from Group B’s Lyari Academy at Gabol Park, Lyari Youth FC in Group A, also recorded a convincing 3-0 victory against Moosa Laghari FC as home team. Mohammad Yasir scored twice while Mohammad Amir scored one goal for winning team. Earlier, when Lyari Youth FC was away team and Moosa Laghari FC was home team, the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

Meanwhile in a Group B match, Noor Aalam sent the ball into the nets three times to help Master Yar Mohammad FC beat Sattar FC by 3-1 score as away team. Later Aalam scored one more goal as his team beat Sattar FC again by 2-0 score as home team. —Online

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