Hazro: March 2, 2021: Al Farooq Club Khor won the Olympian Zakir Hussain Memorial Hockey Tournament, defeated Faisal Club Hazro 2-4 in the final, Qazi Ahmed Akbar was the special guest of the ceremony. He was accompanied by Olympian Zakir Hussain’s son and international hockey player Ghulam Abbas Zakir.
According to the details, the two-day Olympian Zakir Hussain Memorial Hockey Tournament held at Sports Complex Hazro in collaboration with Sports Department Attock, Al-Farooq Club Khor defeated Al-Faisal Hazro Club Hazro by four goals to two to win the event. Eight teams including Al-Faisal Club, Zakir Club Basil, Al-Farooq Club Khor, Al-Shahbaz participated in this wonderful two-day event. Shahbaz Club, Tariq Club Thatta, Al Rasoob Club, Shahnaz Club, and Rash Minhas Club participated.
The final match was played between Al Farooq Club Khor and Al Faisal Club Hazro. After an interesting match in the final match, Al-Farooq Club Khor defeated Al-Faisal Club Khor 2-4. Kamran Hussain and Ijaz Waseem officiated the match while Qazi Ahmed officiated. Qazi Ahmad Akbar was the chief guest of the colorful ceremony. Accompanying the distinguished guest on the occasion were Olympian Zakir Hussain’s son and international hockey player Ghulam Abbas Zakir, Habib Khan, Tariq Khan, Riaz Ahmed, Saleem Khan Khur, Kamran Hussain, and Fayyaz Ahmed were also present. Ajmal Khan, Naseem Khan, Shafqat Shah, and Sabri Sahib and their team were among the chief organizers of this glorious event named after the heroes of the glorious past of Pakistan Hockey.
At the end of the finals, on the occasion of the prize distribution ceremony, the organizers specially invited Secretary Punjab Hockey Association Lt. Col. R. Asif Naz Khokhar. This tournament lies under the vision of Youth Development by the Punjab Hockey Association and the Pakistan Hockey Federation. Special thanks were extended to Pakistan Hockey Federation, Deputy Commissioner Attock, Sports Department Attock, for their full support in this wonderful event organized under Youth Hockey Development Vision.
Secretary Punjab Hockey Association Asif Naz Khokhar said: “The PHA has held the vision to develop Youth Hockey all over Punjab, and this event is part of that objective and also a tribute to the late legend Zakir Hussain Olympian and his services to Pakistan Hockey.”
At the end of the ceremony, special guest Qazi Ahmad Akbar distributed prizes among the players. On the occasion, he appreciated the arrangements made by the organizers and praised the sportsmanship of the players and promised support to the Youth Hockey in the region. Such excellent events will be instrumental in the popularity and promotion of the national game of hockey at the grassroots level. He also congratulated the event management on the successful organization of the event.