PESHAWAR, Aug 23 (APP): Defending champions Pakistan Navy defeated Pakistan Air Force 4-2 in the opening match of the Inter-Services Hockey Championship here on Friday. Director Sports PAF Sports Control Committee Group Captain Ahmed Saeed Qazi was the chief guest at the opening match. Navy’s Akbar Ali scores two brilliant field goals Pakistan Air Force’s Muhammad Anis’s brilliant game
According to details, the Inter-Services Hockey Championship was inaugurated under the auspices of Pakistan Hockey Federation under the auspices of Pakistan Air Force. In the opening match, defending champions Pakistan Navy defeated Pakistan Air Force 4-2 in a thrilling match. The opening match began with a quick game and both teams attacked each other’s goal posts. In the 9th minute of the game for defending champion Pakistan Navy, Mohammad Noman scored on a penalty corner to give his team the lead. In the 15th minute of the match, Mohammad Anis ended the Navy’s lead by scoring a brilliant goal on a penalty corner. Akbar Ali scored a field goal for the Navy in the 32nd minute of the game. On the 37th of the game Navy’s Muhammad Sabir scored a field goal in the minute to strengthen the Navy’s lead. In the 44th minute, Pakistan Air Force’s Mushtaq scored on a penalty corner while in the 45th minute Akbar Ali scored a field goal for the Navy. He scored and led his team to victory.
The match was supervised by umpires Hafiz Atif Malik International and Yasir Khurshid International while Sabteen Raza was the reserve umpire. Rana Sajid and Hamza Tufail acted as judges while Ali Abbas was the technical officer for the match. Has been Associate Secretary General PHF Syed Zahir Shah is the Tournament Director while FIH Umpires Manager Syed Zulfiqar Haider is the Umpires Manager of the event.
Director Sports Pakistan Air Force Group Captain Ahmed Saeed Qazi was the special guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Inter-Services Hockey Championship. The distinguished guest was accorded a hearty welcome on arrival at the stadium and was introduced to the players and officials. On the second day of the event, the match between Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy will be played on August 24 at 5 pm.