Ballack FC on Tuesday booked its place in the next round of the Manjai Kunda Nawettan following a marathon 11-10 post-match penalty shootout defeat of Ajax FC. Regulation time ended in a goalless stalemate.
Both teams finished on three points at the end of their three group stage games and Tuesday’s encounter served as a winner takes all playoff for a place in the knockout stages of the competition.
As a result, Ballack FC now joins Kololi United, who finished top of Group B, in the round of 16 stage of the competition.
In the earlier encounter played on Tuesday, Old Hands FC were held to a goalless draw by Box BI FC. Old Hands FC have already qualified to the next stage after registering five points.
By Hadang Daffeh