Asian Hockey Federation condoles the sad demise of legendary Naveed Alam who breathed his last on Tuesday 23 July 2021.
Naveed Alam was part of the Pakistani squad that lifted the World Cup trophy for Pakistan in 1994. Naveed Alam played as a fullback; his brilliant performance won him a gold medal. He was also awarded Pride of Performance, a prestigious national award of Pakistan. Naveed Alam played from Pakistan in the Atlanta Olympics 1996.
He was born on 16 September 1973 in Lahore, Pakistan. He had an illustrious career in hockey. Later, he coached Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. He was affiliated to Pakistan Hockey Federation in administrative roles.
President Pakistan Hockey Federation Brigadier (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Secretary-General PHF Olympian Asif Bajwa, Chairman National Hockey Selection Committee Olympian Manzoor Jr. and all the other members of the hockey community of Pakistan expressed their grief on Naveed Alam’s demise.
President AHF Fumio Ogura condoled the demise of Naveed Alam, “It is very saddening to learn of this untimely loss. Naveed Alam was an integral part of our hockey family. He will be dearly missed.”
AHF Chief Executive & Secretary General Dato Tayyab Ikram extended his condolences to Naveed Alam’s family and Pakistan Hockey Federation. He said, “I am shocked to hear of this. This is indeed sad news. I pray that the departed soul finds peace and that his family and friends can find the courage to cope with this immense loss. This is a great loss to the Asian hockey family. We all are grieved to hear of this. Naveed Alam will always have a place in our hearts.”