The males’s hockey groups of Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Pakistan Navy and WAPDA certified for the semi-finals within the ongoing thirty fourth National Games which might be being held in Quetta.
In the primary pool match on Tuesday (May 16), WAPDA defeated Balochistan with a gargantuan scoreline of 9-0.
Meanwhile within the second match, Pak Army managed to beat Punjab with a scoreline of 4-2.
KPK gained their tie in opposition to Sindh by three objectives because the match completed 4-1. While PAF gained the final match of the day in opposition to Pak Navy by two objectives.
After the tip of spherical matches, 4 groups, Pak Army, Navy, PAF and Balochistan, booked their place within the semi-finals.
First semi-final will likely be performed between Pak Army and PAF, whereas the second will likely be between WAPDA and Pak Navy. Both of the matches will likely be performed on Thursday (May 18).
While the ultimate match will likely be performed on Friday (May 19) at Nawab Ghos Bakhsh Hockey Ground of Ayub Sports Complex.
Earlier, the Torch Relay of the National Games accomplished its journey throughout Pakistan.
The torch was handed over to Balochistan Secretary Sports Ishaq Jamali by the Akhuwat College University’s college students and Dr Amjad Saqib, founder and Executive Director of Akhuwat Foundation, in a ceremony held at Akhuwat College University Kasur.
The occasion, which college students of Akhuwat College University organised late Saturday night time, was graced by Tayyab Ikram, President International Hockey Federation (FIH), because the visitor of honour. Tayyab, globally recognized for his dynamic imaginative and prescient for athletes and youth empowerment, had a really motivating interplay with the younger college students, Dr Amjad Saqib, Olympians and officers of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA).
Speaking on the event, Tayyab emphasised that children are probably the most treasured asset.
“They are entitled to have access to the best education and sporting facilities. We have to recognise that we must provide them with the best facilities to enable them to reach their potential for a dynamic and progressive society,” he mentioned.
“It is their right and our obligation to give them all the support to become future leaders,” he added.
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