Essa Lab Quaid-i-Azam five-a-side U-19 hockey tour­na­ment be­gins

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KARACHI: for­mer Olympians Hasan Sar­dar, Man­zoor Hussain Jr and Akhtar Ra­sool XI con­jured up vic­to­ries over their op­po­nents on the open­ing day of the Essa Lab Quaid-i-Azam five-a-side U-19 hockey tour­na­ment which got into ac­tion at the Is­lahud­din-Dr M. A. Shah Academy.

Hasan Sar­dar XI in­flicted 8-4 de­feat on Shah­baz Ahmed XI in the first match of the day.

In the next match, Man­zoor Hussain Jr XI carved out an 8-2 vic­tory over Is­lahud­din Sid­diqui X1.

In the last match, Akhtar Ra­sool XI over­comes fight­ing Shah­naz Sheikh XI 6-5.

Six teams are com­pet­ing in the week long event which is or­gan­ised by the Pak­istan Hockey Feder¬ation (PHF). The event con­cludes on Tues­day.

The com­pe­ti­tion was for­mally in­au­gu­rated by Dr Farhan Essa. For­mer O lymp i an Is­lahud­din, Sameer Hussain, Arif Bhopali, In­ter­na­tional Player Muham­mad Ali,Dr.Asma Shah, Mubashir Mukhtar ,Tariq khan was also present.

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