On the instructions of the Pakistan Hockey Federation, exhibition hockey matches and events will be held in all the adjoining units on the occasion of Olympic Day. To celebrate Olympic Day in a grand manner and to pay tribute to the Pakistani national heroes who raised the crescent flag at the United Nations, matches and events will be held in all the adjoining units on the instructions of the Pakistan Hockey Federation.
In this regard, under the auspices of the KPK Hockey Association, four teams comprising senior and junior hockey teams will play exhibition matches at Lala Ayub Stadium, Peshawar. Special guests of these matches will be Director General Directorate of Sports KPK Asfandyar Khattak and Chairman KPK Hockey Association & Senior Vice President Pakistan Hockey Federation Saeed Khan.
All affiliated units of the Pakistan Hockey Federation including the Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Sindh Hockey Association, Baluchistan Hockey Association and Punjab Hockey Association will hold exhibition matches in connection with Olympic Day celebrations.
Under the auspices of Punjab Hockey Association, the Olympians XI and International XI exhibition hockey match will be played tomorrow at 5 pm at National Hockey Stadium, Astroturf Ground No. 2, Lahore. The special guest of this match will be Manzoor Jr. – the winning captain of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and one of the most medal-winning players in the world of hockey. Secretary Punjab Hockey Association Col (R) Asif Naz Khokhar will be the chief organizer of the event.
Referring to Olympic Day, Secretary-General Pakistan Hockey Federation Olympian Asif Bajwa said, “Pakistan Hockey Federation would celebrate Olympic Day in a grand manner. In this regard, instructions have also been issued to all the affiliated units of PHF to plan Youth Activity to commemorate this wonderful day and host exhibition hockey matches and events”. He further said that as Secretary-General PHF on the occasion of Olympic Day, I pledge that Pakistan Hockey Team will be a part of the upcoming Olympic Games.