2015 NBP National Challenge Cup

2015 National Football Challenge Cup was the 25th edition of the Pakistan National Football Challenge Cup, the main domestic cup in Pakistani football. The tournament was held in Lahore, commencing from 15 April 2015 and concluding on 28 April 2015. The season was called NBP National Challenge Cup as it was sponsored by National Bank of Pakistan.[2]

2015 National Football Challenge Cup
National Bank Football Challenge Cup
CountryPakistan
Dates15 April 2015 – 28 April 2015
CityLahore
Championship venueRailway Stadium
Model Town Football Academy Ground
Shah Faisal Sports Ground
Teams16
Defending championsPakistan Air Force
ChampionsKhan Research Laboratories (5th title)
Runners-upPakistan International Airlines
Third placePakistan Army
Fourth placeWAPDA
Championship match score0-3
Matches played32
Goals scored92 (2.88 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Muhammad Mujahid (4 goals)[1]
2014
2016
All statistics correct as of 28 April 2015.

TeamsEdit

The 16 participating teams are as below:[3]

Notes
TH = Challenge Cup title holders; PPL = Pakistan Premier League winners; H = Host

Group stagesEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pakistan Airlines 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6 Advance to Knockout round
2 National Bank 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
3 Higher Education Commission 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
4 Saif Textiles Mills 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2015. Source: GSA
National Bank0–3Higher Education Commission
Report Awais Riasat   44', 52'
Ali Raza   58' (pen.)
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 50
Pakistan Airlines1–0Saif Textiles Mills
Habib-ur-Rehman   75' Report
Attendance: 150

Pakistan Airlines2-1Higher Education Commission
A. Jabbar   40'
Lashari   76'
Report Waseem   90'
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 400
National Bank2–1Saif Textiles Mills
Maqbool   45+1'
Akmal Shahzad   90+4'
Report Mustafa   57'
Attendance: 250

Higher Education Commission0–0Saif Textiles Mills
Report
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 150
Pakistan Airlines0–1National Bank
Report Sher Mohammad   72'
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 200

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pakistan Navy 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 5 Advance to Knockout round
2 Pakistan Army 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3 Ashraf Sugar Mills 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
4 Karachi Port Trust 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2015. Source: GSA
Karachi Port Trust1–1Pakistan Navy
M. Waseem   24' Report Mohsin Ali   84'
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 100
Pakistan Army0–0Ashraf Sugar Mills
Report
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 300

Karachi Port Trust0–1Ashraf Sugar Mills
Report M. Imran Jr.   80'
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 150
Pakistan Army1–1Pakistan Navy
Ansar Abbas   70' Report Naveed   73'
Attendance: 150

Pakistan Navy3–1Ashraf Sugar Mills
Hafiz Hassan   62'
Farhan   72', 90'
Report Azeem Abbas   88'
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 300
Pakistan Army2–1Karachi Port Trust
Ansar Abbas   4'
Masror Ahmed   89' (pen.)
Report Zahid Ahmed   29' (pen.)
Attendance: 100

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pakistan Airforce 3 2 0 1 6 1 +5 6 Advance to Knockout round
2 Habib Bank 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3 WAPDA 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
4 Pakistan Railways 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2015. Source: GSA
WAPDA1–0Pakistan Railways
Waseem Abbas   81' Report
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 200
Pakistan Airforce0–1Habib Bank
Report Saeed   58'
Attendance: 100

Pakistan Airforce4–0Pakistan Railways
M. Sohail   6'
M. Mujahid   20', 35', 56'
Report
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 300
WAPDA3–0Habib Bank
Waseem Abbas   52', 75'
Ahsan Ali   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 200

Pakistan Airforce2–0WAPDA
M. Mujahid   14'
Mansoor   32'
Report
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 150
Pakistan Railways1–5Habib Bank
Usman   6' Report Saeed   14', 45+1'
Atif Fateh   64'
Khayal Muhammad   68' (pen.)
Noman   75'
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 300

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Khan Research Laboratories 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Advance to Knockout round
2 K-Electric 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
3 Sui Southern Gas 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4 Sui Northern Gas 3 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2015. Source: GSA
K-Electric3–1Sui Northern Gas
Rasool   22', 72'
Essa   45+1'
Report Ahmed Faheem   86'
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 200
Khan Research Laboratories2–1Sui Southern Gas
Murtuza Hussain   61' (pen.)
A. Samad   90'
Report Zakir Lashari   13'
Attendance: 300

K-Electric0–0Sui Southern Gas
Report
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 130
Khan Research Laboratories1–0Sui Northern Gas
M. Naveed   87' Report
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 400

Khan Research Laboratories0–0K-Electric
Report
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 150
Sui Southern Gas6–2Sui Northern Gas
Saeed   4'
Bilawal-ur-Rehman   17' (pen.)
Hameed Khan   24'
M. Lal   54', 79'
Umair Ali   60'
Report Sada Bahar   57'
Ahmed Faheem   88' (pen.)
Attendance: 30

Knockout roundEdit

Quarter finalsEdit

Khan Research Laboratories1–0National Bank
Murtuza Hussain   20' Report
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 150
Pakistan Airlines3-1K-Electric
Nasrullah   79' (pen.)
Zeeshan Ali   93'
Imran Khan   106'
Report Rasool   36'
Attendance: 150

Pakistan Airforce0–2Pakistan Army
Report Zahid Naveed   20', 86'
Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 200
Pakistan Navy1–2WAPDA
Hafiz Hassan   3' Report Ahsan Ali   31'
Hassnain   70'
Attendance: 200

Semi-finalsEdit

Khan Research Laboratories1–0Pakistan Army
Murtuza Hussain   23' Report
Shah Faisal Sports Ground, Lahore
Attendance: 250
Referee: Shahid Hussain
Pakistan Airlines1–1 (a.e.t.)WAPDA
Riaz Ahmed   62' Report A. Razzaq   81'
Penalties
Lashari  
Riaz Ahmed  
A. Jabbar  
Habib-ur-Rehman  
A. Ghaffar  
5–4   Waseem Abbas
  Ahsan Ali
  Hassnain
  S. Aun Raza
  M. Noman
Attendance: 250
Referee: Irshad-ul-Haq

Third placeEdit

Pakistan Army0–0 (a.e.t.)WAPDA
Report
Penalties
Ansar Abbas  
Shahid Zameer  
M. Yasir  
Farmanullah  
Zahid Naveed  
5–4   Waseem Abbas
  M. Bilal
  Hassnain
  Naeemullah
  M. Touseef
Attendance: 150
Referee: Shahid Hussain

FinalEdit

Pakistan Airlines0–3 Khan Research Laboratories
Report M. Dawood   3'
Izharullah   50', 54'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Irshad-ul-Haq

Top scorersEdit

As of 28 April 2015
Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Muhammad Mujahid Pakistan Airforce 4
2 Murtuza Hussain Khan Research Laboratories 3
Muhammad Rasool K-Electric
Waseem Abbas WAPDA
Saeed Habib Bank

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NBP Challenge Cup". globalsportsarchive. Global Sports Archive. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Sohail, Shahrukh (March 25, 2015). "NBP begin Challenge Cup title defence today [DAWN]". footballpakistan.com. DAWN. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "2015 NBP Challenge Cup". globalsportsarchive.com. Global Sports Archive. Retrieved January 23, 2019.