2016 Pakistan Football Federation Cup

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2016 National Football Challenge Cup
Pakistan Football Federation Cup
CountryPakistan
Dates28 January 2016 – 6 February 2016 (qualifying competition)
9 February 2016 – 22 February 2016 (main competition)
Teams24 (overall)
16 (qualifying competition)
8 (main competition)
Defending championsKhan Research Laboratories
ChampionsKhan Research Laboratories (6th title)
Runners-upNational Bank
Third placePakistan Air Force
Fourth placePakistan Army
Championship match score1–0
Matches played50
Goals scored116 (2.32 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Fazal (6 goals)
Best player
Best goalkeeper
Mansoor Khan[1]
(Pakistan Air Force)
Saqib Hanif[1] (Khan Research Laboratories)
2015
2018

The 2016 National Football Challenge Cup or 2016 Pakistan Football Federation Cup was 26th season of domestic cup tournament in Pakistani football. 24 teams took part in this competition from 28 January 2016 — 22 February 2016.

Khan Research Laboratories were the defending champions and defended their title after defeating National Bank 1–0 in the finals.

Renaming[edit]

The National Challenge Cup was renamed to Pakistan Football Federation Cup or PFF for unknown reasons. After eight months of lacking football action, the tournament was announced for 28 January 2016 to 23 February 2016.

Format[edit]

Qualifying round[edit]

For qualification, 15 teams from B Division and 1 team from the Pakistan Premier League played a one-legged group stage matches, winners and runners-up from each group qualified for final round.

Final round[edit]

Eight teams from the qualifying round and eight teams from Pakistan Premier League played in a group stage matches, and group winners and runners-up qualifying advanced in knock-out stages.

Teams[edit]

Final Round
the 8 Teams from PPL.[A]
Qualifying Round
the 15 teams from FFL, 1 from PPL

    ^ A: PPFL Champions K Electric couldn't play in the tournament due to 2016 AFC Cup play-offs match vs Bahraini side Al Hidd

  1. ^
    Sindh Social Welfare Trust withdrew without playing a match

Qualifying Round[edit]

Group I[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sui Southern Gas 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6 Advance to Final Round
2 Ashraf Sugar Mills 2 1 0 1 7 2 +5 3
3 Pakistan Steel 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 31 January 2016. Source: PFF
Sui Southern GasNot HeldSindh Social Welfare Trust
Report
KPT Football Stadium, Karachi
Ashraf Sugar Mills6–0Pakistan Steel
M. Bilal Goal 20'55'67'
Imran Ali Goal 50'
M. Imran Goal 53'
Kashif Amin Goal 85'
Report

Sui Southern Gas2–1Pakistan Steel
Ahmed Goal 25'
Zahid Nadeem Red card 51'
Abdus Salam Goal 71'
Nasir Ahmed Goal 17'
Amjad Hussain Yellow card 44'
Referee: Younas Lal
Ashraf Sugar MillsNot HeldSindh Social Welfare Trust
Report

Pakistan SteelNot HeldSindh Social Welfare Trust
Report
Sui Southern Gas2–1Ashraf Sugar Mills
Saadullah Goal (45+1)
M. Lal Goal 77'
Zeshan Rafiq Goal 79'

Group II[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Karachi United 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 7 Advance to Final Round
2 Pakistan Police 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
3 Gwadar Port Authority 2 1 0 1 5 6 −1 3
4 Sindh Government Press 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 3
Updated to match(es) played on 2 February 2016. Source: PFF
Gwadar Port Authority1–4Karachi United
Pehchan Goal 51' Fazal Goal 5'32'
Asif Khan Goal 24'41'
KPT Football Stadium, Karachi
Referee: Younas Lal
Sindh Government Press1–2Pakistan Police
M. Waqas Goal 45+1'
Mohammad Red card 90+1'
Sher Hassan Goal 22'
Zakir Ullah Goal 71'
M. Naeem Yellow card
Referee: Habibullah

Gwadar Port Authority3–2Pakistan Police
Mian Goal 24'
Pehchan Goal 75'
Wahid Goal 90+5'
Hassan Goal 43'
Zaman Goal 90'
Karachi United4–0Sindh Government Press
Ali Raza Goal 10'
Fazal Goal 21'
M.Junaid Goal 73'
A.Usman Goal 75'
KPT Football Stadium, Karachi

Karachi United2–2Pakistan Police
Noman Goal 16'
Asif Khan Goal 42'
Hassan Goal 75'
Monibullah Goal 85'
KPT Football Stadium, Karachi
Gwadar Port Authority1–3Sindh Government Press
Shahnawaz Goal 62' Zohaib Goal 12'
Dodo Goal 33'48'

Group III[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pakistan Railways 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7 Advance to Final Round
2 Saif Textiles 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 5
3 Falcon Company 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
4 Insaf Afghan Goods Trading Company 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 February 2016. Source: PFF
Pakistan Railways4–0Insaf Afghan Goods Trading Company
M.Asim Goal 26'72'77'
Umer Zafar Goal 47'
Saif Textile0–0Falcon Company

Pakistan Railways1–0Falcon Company
M.Asim Goal 70'
Saif Textile1–0Insaf Afghan Goods Trading Company
Virk Goal 34'

Falcon Company0–0Insaf Afghan Goods Trading Company
Pakistan Railways0–0Saif Textile

Group IV[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sui Northern Gas Pipelines 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Advance to Final Round
2 Bhatti United 3 1 2 0 3 0 +3 5
3 Higher Education Commission 2 1 0 1 2 6 −4 3
4 Pakistan Television 2 0 1 1 0 4 −4 1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 February 2016. Source: PFF
Higher Education Commission1–3Sui Northern Gas
Danial Goal 35' Mehmood Goal 5'
Bahar Goal 54'
Farooq Goal 90'
Pakistan Television0–0Bhatti United

Higher Education Commission0–3Bhatti United
Bahar Goal
Owais Goal
Nadeem Goal
Pakistan Television0–3Sui Northern Gas
Latif Goal (2)
Munir Goal

Bhatti United0–0Sui Northern Gas
Pakistan Television0–1Higher Education Commission
Ashraf Goal

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pakistan Army 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Knockout stage
2 Karachi United 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3 Karachi Port Trust 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4 Saif Textile 3 0 0 3 4 10 −6 0
Updated to match(es) played on 10 February 2016. Source:[citation needed]
Pakistan Army4–1Saif Textile
Sarfaraz Goal 28'82'
Nisar Goal 58'
Zahid Goal 60'
Waqas Goal 86'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore
Karachi Port Trust0 - 2Karachi United
Fazal Goal 44'54'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore

Pakistan Army2 - 0Karachi United
Najeeb Goal 3'
Ansar Abbas Goal 73'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore
Karachi Port Trust3 - 1Saif Textile
M.Jalil Goal 2'
Qadir Goal 70'
Shamir Taj Goal 90+1'
Ali Raza Goal 45'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore

Karachi United3 - 2Saif Textile
Ali Reza Goal 18'
Fazal Goal 50'
Baloch Goal 72'
Virk Goal 45'
Waqas Ali Goal 64'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore
Pakistan Army2 - 1Karachi Port Trust
Ansar Abbas Goal 24'
Rasool Goal 86'
Baloch Goal 27'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sui Southern Gas 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Knockout stage
2 WAPDA 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3 Pakistan Police 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
4 Pakistan Navy 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
Updated to match(es) played on 13 February. Source:[citation needed]
WAPDA1 - 0Pakistan Police
Ahsan Goal 4'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore
Pakistan Navy0 - 0Sui Southern Gas
Fame Club Ground, Lahore

WAPDA1 - 2Sui Southern Gas
Hasnain Goal 3' Saadullah Goal 78'
Abdus Salam Goal 86'
Faisal Town Football Stadium, Lahore
Pakistan Navy0 - 2Pakistan Police
Izharullah Goal 68'
M.Naveed Goal 76'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore

Sui Southern Gas2 - 1Pakistan Police
Abdul Salam Goal 7'
Saadullah Goal 73'
Umair Goal 14'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore
WAPDA5 - 1Pakistan Navy
Jadeed Khan Goal 12'74'86'
Goal 57'64'
Mohsin Goal 72'
Faisal Town Football Stadium, Lahore

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Khan Research Laboratories 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Knockout stage
2 National Bank 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3 Sui Northern Gas 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
4 Ashraf Sugar Mills 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 13 February. Source:[citation needed]
Khan Research Laboratories3 - 0Ashraf Sugar Mills
Adil Goal 79'
M.Hanif Goal 86'
M.Salman Goal 90'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore
National Bank1 - 0Sui Northern Gas
Maqbool Goal 57'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore

Khan Research Laboratories1 - 0Sui Northern Gas
Murtaza Goal 50'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore
National Bank1 - 0Ashraf Sugar Mills
J.Hamza Goal 42'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore

Sui Northern Gas1 - 0Ashraf Sugar Mills
Farooq Goal 52'
Fame Club Ground, Lahore
Khan Research Laboratories2 - 1National Bank
Murtaza Goal 10'
Y.Afridi Goal 21'
Sher Ali Khan Goal 81'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Pakistan Air Force 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Knockout stage
2 Bhatti United 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
3 Pakistan Railways 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
First match(es) will be played on 9 February 2016. Source:[citation needed]
Pakistan Air Force2 - 1Bhatti United
Salman Goal 33'
Arif Goal 71'
Latif Goal 34'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore
Pakistan Air Force2 - 1Pakistan Railways
Mansoor Goal 28'
Sohail Jr. Goal 45'
Wajid Goal 51'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore

Pakistan Railways0 - 0Bhatti United
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore

Quarterfinals[edit]

Pakistan Army1 - 0Bhatti United
Ansar Abbas Goal 85'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore
Referee: Habibullah

PAF F.C.1 - 0Karachi United
M.Mujahid Goal 73'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore

Sui Southern Gas0 - 0National Bank
Penalties
2 - 3
Fame Club Ground, Lahore

Khan Research Laboratories3 - 1WAPDA
Hanif Goal 21'
M.Adil Goal 52'
M.Shahid Goal 89'
Arif Goal 82'
Faisal Town Football Ground, Lahore

Semifinals[edit]

Khan Research Laboratories0 - 0Pakistan Air Force
Penalties
4 - 3

National Bank1 - 0Pakistan Army
M.Maqbool Goal 6'

Third place match[edit]

Pakistan Air Force2 - 0Pakistan Army
Irfan Goal 42'66'

Final[edit]

Khan Research Laboratories1 - 0National Bank
M.Ahmed Goal 75'

Knockout Round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarter Final Semi Final Final
                           
  C1 Khan Research Laboratories 3  
B2 WAPDA 1  
  C1 Khan Research Laboratories 0 (4)  
  D1 Pakistan Air Force 0 (3)  
D1 Pakistan Air Force 1
  A2 Karachi United 0  
    C1 Khan Research Laboratories 1
  C2 National Bank 0
  B1 Sui Southern Gas 0 (2)  
C2 National Bank 0 (3)  
  C2 National Bank 1 Third place
  A1 Pakistan Army 0  
A1 Pakistan Army 1 D1 Pakistan Air Force 2
  D2 Bhatti United 0   A1 Pakistan Army 0

Top scorer[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Pakistan Fazal Karachi United 6
2 Pakistan Jadeed Khan WAPDA 5
3 Pakistan M. Bilal Ashraf Sugar Mills 3
Pakistan Saadullah Khan Sui Southern Gas
Pakistan Asif Khan Karachi United
Pakistan Abdus Salam Sui Southern Gas
4 Pakistan Pehchan Gwadar Port Authority 2

Prize fund[edit]

Prize money for 2016 PFF Cup.[2]
Teams

Achieved round Premium per team Summed bonuses
Third Place Rs.100,000
Finals Rs.200,000
Champion Rs.100,000 Rs.300,000

Fairplay, Best Players and Referees

Type Money
Fair-play Trophy Winner Rs.50,000
Top Goalscorer Rs.25,000
Best Player
Best Goalkeeper
Best Referee Rs.15,000
Best Assistant Referee Rs.10,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ahmed's second-half goal helps KRL retain PFF Cup [The News]". The News International. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Football activity resumes as PFF Cup begins tomorrow". The News International. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.

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