According to a press release, Ghosts FC made it to the national finals after winning the Peshawar qualifiers last month. They were joined by Karachi’s Steel Town FC2, Lahore’s Fantastic Five and Islamabad’s Highlanders Academy who won the qualifiers staged in their respective cities.
Ghosts FC brushed aside Highlanders Academy in their semi-final while Steel Town FC2 defeated Fantastic Five on penalties after a cagey encounter to set-up a final clash with the eventual winners, the release stated.
The Pakistan champion was decided on the basis of the best-of-three final series. Ghosts FC had to make an almighty effort in the first final that they eventually won on penalties as both teams failed to penetrate opponent’s defence. Scorers from Ghosts FC were Asim, Fawad, Ahmed Nawaz; whereas from Steel Town FC2 were Yousaf Orangzeb and Zonail Gul. Buoyed by their triumph in the first final, Ghosts FC went on a rampage in the second game winning it with a comfortable 3-0 margin. Scorers from Ghosts FC were Ahmed (2) and Fawad.”
Ghosts FC from Peshawar have now successfully grabbed a lifetime opportunity of travelling to Brazil in July this year for the world finals of the Neymar Jr’s Five global championship that will be staged in the city of Santos, the hometown of Brazilian striker Neymar Jr.
The Pakistani team will lock horns with the best in the business; some 35 countries spread over six continents are likely to compete in this hugely popular action packed footballing format which tests the players to the fullest even in its short duration, the release read.