Noor up­sets Asad to win tro­phy of PAF Squash Academy League

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

Asked a di­rect ques­tion about whether he had re­ceived an of­fer from United, Ibrahi­movic’s hes­i­tancy in an­swer­ing spoke vol­umes.

He drummed his fin­gers on the ta­ble, smiled and even­tu­ally replied: “Let’s see what hap­pens.”

“There are con­crete of­fers from Eng­land, Italy... all coun­tries. There are even some from out­side Europe,” he said. “There are many, many alternatives.” But when asked whether he was tempted to work again with Mour­inho, Ibrahi­movic said only that they had worked well to­gether at In­ter Mi­lan, where the Swede played from 2006 to 2009.

“You want ac­tion, you bring Mour­inho. I be­lieve he’s the man to bring them back to the top. —AFP PESHAWAR—Noor Za­man up­set cur­rent cham­pion Asad Ul­lah in the marathon five sets fi­nal of the Un­der-13 cat­e­gory of the PAF Squash Academy League-2016 played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Com­plex on Thurs­day. Di­rec­tor Sports Group Cap­tain As­ghar Awan, Di­rec­tor PAF Sports Con­trol Com­mit­tee, was the chief guest on this oc­ca­sion. Chief Ref­eree Pak­istan Squash Fed­er­a­tion Mu­nawar Za­man, Flt. Lt. Inam Ur Rehman, care taker of the Academy, Academy coaches were also present.

The fi­nal was started with the fast tempo and Asad Ul­lah took the first two sets by 10-12 and 9-11 but Noor Za­man staged a strong come and won three con­sec­u­tive sets by 12-10, 11-9 and 1210. Noor Za­man played and did not give much time to Asad Ul­lah to strike back. Noor Za­man have good nick and drop shorts with some lengths and cross courts smashes were also wit­nessed.

“It was hard to come back but I played with de­ter­mi­na­tion and de­spite los­ing first two sets I con­sec­u­tively won three sets and the match,” Noor Za­man told APP in a post match talks. Asad Ul­lah on this oc­ca­sion said that it was a bad day to­day as I won the first two sets but failed to click and thus Noor won the fi­nal.

In the Un­der-11 cat­e­gory cur­rent Un­der-11 cham­pion Muham­mad Am­mad faced tough re­sis­tance against Huza­ifa in the 3-2 bat­tle, the score was 12-10, 9-11, 12-10, 9-11 and 11-9. Muham­mad Am­mad won the first set by 12-10 but failed to click in the se­cond and fourth sets. Huza­ifa also played well and did not give much chance to Muham­mad Am­mad to play with free hands.

In the Un­der-15 cat­e­gory Uzair Shoukat de­feated Rashid Daulat in a one-sided af­fairs, the score was 11-5, 11-7 and 11-6 and in the Un­der-17 cat­e­gory Ab­bas Zeb, the cur­rent Un­der17 Cham­pion beat Saif Ul­lah by 3-0, the score was 11-9, 12-10 and 11-8 while in the se­nior cat­e­gory Ab­bas Shoukat beat Safeer by 3-0, the score was 11-8, 11-7 and 11-6.—APP

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