Squad off to Singapore for Asia under 18 hockey

June 15, 2011 1:44 am2 commentsViews: 18

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A 23-member Pakistan hockey squad is as a result of leave for Singapore late Tuesday night enroute Bangkok to require half within the Asia Cup Under-18 Hockey Tournament being held there from June seventeen to twenty six.

Goalkeeper Mazhar Abbas is leading the team. different members of the team included Waseem Abbas, Sultan Amir, Ali Hassan Mansoor, Muhammad Sohaib, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Muhammad Usman Tanveer, Muhammad Irfan, Zohaib Ashraf, Muhammad Arsalan Qadir, Muhammad Asad Bashir, Ali Shan, Muhammad Bilal Qadir, Khurram Shahzad, Hafiz Rizwan Ali, Muhammad Suleman, Muhammad Sufian and Muhammad Umair.

Rana Mujahid Ali (Coach), Anjum Saeed, Ahmed Alam, Danish Kaleem (Coaches), Dr.Asad Abbas (Physio) are officers of the team.
Reigning champion Pakistan can combat Brunei in their gap match on June nineteen and clash Chinese Taipei on June twenty. when rest day, Pakistan are going to be up against Singapore on June thirty three and combat Kazakhstan on June twenty three  in their last league game.

The semifinals of the event are going to be contested on June twenty five and final are going to be staged on June twenty six.

Prior to his departure Chief coach Olympian Rana Mujahid Ali has said that his team was capable of retaining their title.

“Our children are in smart spirits and there ought to be no downside for them to succeed in the last four stage,” he told APP in an interview on the eve of team’s departure on Monday.

“Our strength is within the forward line that has smart scoring powers,” he said and added the team got proficient Muhammad Irfan, Arsalan Qadir, Asad Bashir, Ali Shan and Bilal Qadir within the forward line.

“Our challenge starts within the semi-final against China and Korea,” Rana Mujahid Ali, who represented Pakistan in 1996 Atlanta Olympics said.

He said his team has experienced boys who featured within the previous competition that they won in Myanmar in 2009.

Rana Mujahid said his team trained terribly onerous throughout the second section of the coaching and is in smart spirit.

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