KARACHI: Navy, WAPDA, SSGC and NBP have reached the semi-finals of the National Hockey Championships.
The semi-finals will be played on Saturday (tomorrow).
NBP will take on Navy at 6pm and WAPDA will lock horns with SSGC at 8pm.
Un-fancied Navy have been the surprise package. They defeated defending champions PIA and remained unbeaten in the Super Round to deservedly claim a place in the last four.
On Thursday, the match between Navy and Fauji Fertilizer was drawn 1-1, which took Navy to the semi-finals.
Both teams tired to attack each other for opening the opportunities of goal scoring but overall their defensive players played well and did not allow chances to the forwards to score more goals.
Mohammad Sabir was the scorer for Navy and Khairullah for FFC.
Recently raised FFC made a good impression on their maiden appearance at the National Championships. They made it to the Super Round. They failed to qualify for the semi-final but performed well in every match of the Super Round.
In another match, NBP defeated Customs 4-1 to qualify for the semi-finals. Faisal Qadir, Aamer Ali, Attique Arshad and Dilber were the scorers for NBP and Munawwar was the sole scorer for Customs.
The two provincial sides continued to be the whipping boys in the Super Round matches as PIA defeated Punjab 5-1 and SNGPL defeated KP 9-1.