Pakistan women’s hockey team makes history

Pakistan women’s hockey team makes history

KARACHI: 

The Pakistani women hockey team, for the first time in their history, have qualified for the semi-finals of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup with a 1-1 draw against Singapore in their last pool fixture at the Thailand National Hockey Training Centre in Bangkok yesterday.

The women in green went into the match knowing a draw would be good enough to book a place in the final four.

With progression at stake, the players looked a bit nervous and struggled to impose themselves on their opponents early on. They finally calmed down though and took the lead two minutes before the half-time break, thanks to a field goal by Afshan Noureen.

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The match turned in the 59th minute when a well-coordinated Singaporean attack from the right found an unmarked Chan Ivy, who finished the move with a superb angular finish to level the tie at 1-1.

The remaining 11 minutes saw a continuous barrage of Singaporean attacks, and had it not been for Pakistani goalkeeper Rizwana Yasmin’s spree of incredible saves, the match would have slipped out of their hands.

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The Secretary PHF women wing, Tanzeela Cheema told The Express Tribune that the girls have achieved a great feat for which they should be awarded.

“We will surely be giving incentives to the girls for reaching the semi-finals,” Pakistan Hockey Federation women wing secretary Tanzeela Cheema told The Express Tribune before adding that the player should keep their feet on the ground as the job isn’t done yet. “They have been performing well but in the semi-final tomorrow they will face a tough team in the form of Chinese Taipei, so they have to keep their focus.”

Published in The Express Tribune, October 7th, 2016.

First Ever Hockey League of Pakistan

Pakistan Hockey federation has finalized to organize the first ever Professional hockey league of Pakistan.
The country which has gained a lot of success in this Sport and dominated for a long time.The four-time world champions are nowadays having their worst time in at the world level.
After not been able to qualify for the world cup for the first time, Green shirts did not qualify for the upcoming Olympics.
Due to the following reasons.Poor conditions of security in the country, financial problems, poor infrastructure, hockey federation find it difficult to find new talent in the country.
After the successful first edition of Pakistan super league despite all these challenges Hockey federation also decides to organize a hockey league in which top players from all over the world will participate.PAF have announced to organize the league in the month of October-November to overcome the financial problems which our players are facing.
Because of security issues in the country the venue of League has not been finalized yet.The players draft system will be just like the Pakistan super league, the players will be divided into diamond category,Platinum category, gold, and silver category.
Every team will have 5 to 6 overseas players.To make the event successful emerging category will also be included in which boys will get $5000 each.

Masroor Hockey Series

Masroor Hockey Series

 

This series is organized by MKA Muqami Rabwah and it will start on 30 January 2016 and will end on 1 February 2016. 4 teams are participating in the series. The teams are:

  1. Team Noor
  2. Team Mahmood
  3. Team Nasir
  4. Team Tahir

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According to MKA Muqami the aim is to bring sportsmanship between the players and to bring awareness between the players that how to play in team or in other words the players will know what is team work. We wish good luck to all the teams.