44th National Soccer at Sheikh Zafar Ali Stadium, Sahiwal, March 30 to April 13, 1997 NB: 24 teams were chosen as participants and divided into 8 groups of 3; winners of each group qualified for quarter-finals. Group Stage Known data of league stage: 24 matches, 3 drawn, 92 goals scored. PIA scored 9 goals in league stage (and with 14 in total were highest scorers); Army scored 9 in one match vs Police; both Zahid Niaz (PIA) and Qazi Ashfaq (ABL) managed to scored 4 in one match, Zahid Niaz scored 3 in 3 minutes against NWFP Red. Both NWFP Green and Sindh Green conceded 13 goals. Punjab Green played in one group with Navy. Known result [Mar 30] Army 4-1 Punjab Red Quarterfinals Allied Bank Limited 1-0 Punjab Green Army 1-1 PAF (4-3 pen) PIA 0-0 Railways (9-8 pen) WAPDA 0-0 HBL (4-2 pen) Semifinals Allied Bank Limited 0-0 WAPDA Lahore (7-6 pen) Pakistan International Airlines 5-0 Army Final [Sahiwal, Sheikh Zafar Ali Stadium] Allied Bank Ltd 0-0 PIA (3-0 pen) Topscorer: Zahid Niaz (PIA) 7 Salma Begum Tournament 1996/97 Held at Korangi Muhammadan Stadium Runners-Up: Makran Sports (SITE Town, Karachi) Adidas Cup (school tournament) 1997 (first edition) Final Karachi Grammar 5-1 City School
list of champions.
list of cup winners.
Thanks to Malik Riaz Hai Naveed (MalikRiaz@footballpakistan.com) for additional infos
Partial source: AFC Magazine
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