Pakistan WAPDA won the final of the first All-Pakistan Commissioner’s Gold Cup Hockey Tournament played at Multan Hockey Stadium under the supervision of the Pakistan Hockey Federation and with the support of the District Government Multan, District Sports Department Multan and District Hockey Association Multan. Pakistan Army got the second position and Pakistan Navy got the third position. Special guest Deputy Commissioner Tahir Vito and other honored guests distributed the prizes among the players. The man of the tournament was declared as the Hamad of the Pakistan Army.
The exciting final of the event was played between Pakistan WAPDA and Pakistan Army. The game was tied at 1-1 until the scheduled time. Amjad Khan of Pakistan WAPDA scored the goal. While Muhammad Anas scored a goal on behalf of Pakistan Army, later Pakistan WAPDA won by four goals to two through a shootout. Yasir Khursheed and Hafiz Atif Butt performed the duties of umpiring in this match. The reserve umpire was Irfan Tahir. While the technical official was Muzmal Hussain and the judges were Shafqat Malik, Muhammad Ali, Naseer, Umair, Mirza Mujahid. The match was declared as Waqar Younis of Pakistan WAPDA who was presented with Sachin hockey stick as a prize by the special guest Deputy Commissioner Multan Muhammad Tahir Vito.
The third and fourth position match of the event was played between Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force. Pakistan Navy won 1-2. Mohammad Yasir scored both goals on behalf of Pakistan Navy. While Adnan scored a goal on behalf of Pakistan Air Force. Waqas Butt and Zahid Hameed performed the duties of umpiring in this match. The reserve umpire was Irfan Tahir. While the technical official was Javed Sadiq and the judges were Shafqat Malik, Naseer, Umeer, Munoor, Rao Nadeem. Off the match was Pakistan Navy’s Mohammad Yasir Khan who was presented Sachin’s hockey stick by Assistant Tournament Director Kamran Saber and Punjab Hockey Association Vice President Tahir Sharif Gujjar.
Assistant Commissioner Multan City Khawaja Umeer, Brigadier Malik Masroor, Chaudhry Muhammad Aneeq, Director of Yakub Soup, General Manager Royal Orchard Malik Abdul Rauf, Sheikh Muhammad Adnan of Cleaning Solution Private Limited, Al Falah were the chief guests on the occasion of the final match. Marketing Rashid Qureshi, Muhammad Hasan Khan DO Sports Rana Muhammad Nadeem Anjum, Tournament Director Olympian Qamar Zia, PHF Go Coordinator Major R Javed Arshad Manj, Tournament Organizing Secretary Col R Asif Naz Khokhar, Assistant Tournament Directors Usman Akbar Rai Kharl and Kamran Sabir, President DHA Multan Mian Muhammad Zafarullah Bhatti, Chief Co-ordinator Kamran Sharif Chaudhry, Empire Manager Jameel Butt, Assistant Empire Manager Zavalafiqar Hussain, Co-ordinator Amanullah Malik, Co-ordinator Abdul Saeed.
Finally, DHA Multan Secretary Kamran Sharif Chaudhry thanked all the teams from all over Pakistan and said that the credit of the successful event goes to PHF, PHA, District Government Multan, District Sports Multan and DHA Multan. President Mian Muhammad Zafarullah Bhatti, Deputy Commissioner Tahir Witto, Assistant Commissioner Multan City Khawaja Umeer Mahmood along with print and electronic and social media representatives. God willing, we will try to organize more events like this every year with the support of all sponsors so that we can contribute to the development of our national sport.