Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup: On the second day, two matches were drawn in thrilling competitions, WAPDA’s winning streak continued. Major General R Asghar Nawaz was the special guest of today’s match. He was accompanied by Chairman National Hockey Selection Committee Olympian Manzoor Jr.
Under the supervision of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, Mari Petroleum Sports Department decided on three more matches on the second day of the Mari Petroleum Azadi Hockey Cup. The first match was played between Sui Southern Gas and Punjab which was drawn 2-2 after an interesting match. ۔ Sohail Riaz and Rizwan Ali scored for the Sui Southern Gas team while Zain Ijaz and Abdullah scored for the Punjab team. Sui Southern Gas team got two penalty strokes in the match which was stopped by Punjab’s promising goalkeeper Hamza. The second match was played between the host team Mari Petroleum and Army which ended 3-3 after a thrilling contest. The goal was drawn. Abdul Rehman scored two goals and Wasim Akram scored one goal for Mari Petroleum while Amir Sohail, Muhammad Waqas and Wasim Akram scored for Army. The Man of the Match award was given to two players in this match. Abdul Rehman of Mari Petroleum and Amir Sohail of Army were given hockey gifts by King Khan Dubai. The third match was played between Pakistan Wapda and Pakistan Navy which was won by Pakistan Wapda by defeating Navy 0-1. Atiq Arshad scored the only goal for WAPDA. The special guest of this match Major General R Asghar Nawaz gave the Man of the Match award to Atiq Arshad.
Mari Petroleum announced the biggest prizes in the history of Pakistan Hockey Domestic Events. Each player of the final winning team will be given 100cc motorcycle and each player of the runner-up team will be given 70cc motorcycle. Muhammad Shafiq Bhatti and Muhammad Yaseen have been posted. Umpires Manager Rashid Mehmood Butt and Assistant Umpires Manager Dilawar Bhatti are performing their official duties. Petroleum, Air Force Punjab and Army. The event will be played from August 8 to 15 while the special guest of the final will be the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi.
Today’s special guest was CEO / MD Fif Foundation Power Company Major General R Asghar Nawaz. On the arrival of the distinguished guest at the stadium, he was given a warm welcome and was also introduced to the players and officials. Accompanying him on the occasion were Organizing Secretary and Sports Consultant Mari Petroleum Lt. Col. Mohsin Ali Khan, Chairman National Hockey Selection Committee Olympian Manzoor Jr., Member National Hockey Selection Committee Olympian Khalid Hameed, Secretary Punjab Hockey Association Lieutenant Col. R. Asif Banaz. Staff Officer President PHF Tariq Mir International was also present. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 10, two matches will be played. The first match will be played between Pakistan Air Force vs Punjab at 6:00 pm, the second match will be played between National Bank vs Sui Southern Gas at 8:00 pm.