Hockey needs govt. Attention...?
August 26, 2011
Hockey is the national sports game of Pakistan, which bring many gold and silver medals in the Olympic games and world cup and now after long struggle Pakistan got the gold medal in Asian Games almost after two decades.
The management of Pakistan Hockey federation (PHF) led by Olympian Qasim Zia and Olympian AsifBajwa, who run the federation matters professionally fulfil their first commitment as they claimed that achieving the Asian Games gold medal is the first target of PHF management and every one seen that Pakistan won the gold medal in Asian Games which was held in China. Winning the Asian games also gave an automatic Olympic qualification. On top of it, hockey still brings the only genuine, though an outside chance, of an Olympic medal
Pakistan, who lost their all international medals one by one through their worst performance in different international events has seen Pakistan's hockey getting down through the wrong policies adopted by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) management in last one decade but the Qasim Zia team change the all tactics and again send the message of the world that Pakistan still is a dangerous team for the everyone and we can do anything at any time.
The Asian Games 2010 gold medal giving again huge boost for hockey making first step and open the doors for the revival of the national game. The nations get united again to celebrate the victory which Pakistan got it almost twenty years before.
PHF current management taking lot of steps to bring back the glory of hockey in the international level as in only two years they bring back the gold medal in Asian Games as well as the second position in Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup.
After qualifying the Olympic Games 2012 which will be held in London next year, now Pakistan hockey need the some serious intention from the government top officials including the President and the Prime Minister to show their full financial support to PHF for the bring back another big medal in the shape of Olympic Games.
Imran Shah, Imran Butt, Mohammad Imran (captain), Mohammad Irfan, Syed Kashif Shah, Mohammad RizwanJr, Mohammad Tousiq, Waseem Ahmad, Fareed Ahmed, Rashid Mehmood, Mohammad KashifJaved, Mohammad Waqas Sharif, ShakeelAbbasi (vice-captain), ShafqatRasool, Abdul Haseem Khan, Mohammad RizwanSr, Mohammad Umar Bhutta, Ali Shan.
Sep 3: South Korea vs Japan, India vs China, Pakistan vs Malaysia
Sep 4: India vs Japan, South Korea vs Malaysia, Pakistan vs China
Sep 6: China vs Malaysia, Pakistan vs Japan, India vs South Korea
Sep 7: India vs Malaysia, China vs Japan, South Korea vs Pakistan
Sep 9: India vs Pakistan, South Korea vs China, Malaysia vs Japan
Sep 11: Classification and medal games.