ISLAMABAD:The Pakistani Singer Melody Queen Madam Saira Arshad said Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) effort for the promotion of sports is exemplary for other sports organization in Pakistan .Talking during the player of the match ceremony at National U-18 Hockey Championship 2016, Naseer Bunda International Hockey Stadium Islamabad she said I am ready to promote the national game world wide as ambassador of Pakistan hockey. Pakistani Singer Melody Queen Madam Saira Arshad said that The current PHF president Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior is regularly organizing the national level events for the development of hockey in the country. Mean while she distribute the prizes among the players along with Olympian Shehnaz Sheikh Saira Arshad,,Naveed Alam during the man of the match ceremony at National U-18 Hockey Championship 2016, Naseer Bunda International Hockey Stadium Islamabad.EarlierPunjab Whites reached in the quarterfinals of the 1st National U-18 Hockey Championship
The Punjab Whites reached in the quarterfinals of the 1st National U-18 Hockey Championship 2016, after thrashing Sindh Colours 4-0 in the last pool match played here at Naseer Bunda International Hockey Stadium Islamabad.
In the first match Punjab Whites put tremendous pressure on Sindh to take early lead, but Sindh defense remained rock solid and denied Punjab from scoring in the first quarter.
Punjab forwards looked highly frustrated as despite coming so close from scoring, they failed to break the deadlock.
In the second quarter, Punjab went all-out attacking in search of a goal, knowing anything less than the victory might hamper their chances of making it to the quarterfinals and finishing top of the pool.
The deadlock was finally broken in the 18th minute, when Mutaza Yaqoob broke the hearts of Sindh and scored a wonderful field goal, while Rao M Ali then scored his first and Punjabs second goal in the 24th minute and Aamir Ali contributed the third goal in the 26th minute to finish the quarter at 3-0.
Punjab took further five minutes to score their fourth goal through Rao Ali, who completed his brace in the process.
Punjab must rethink their strategy if they really want to win the title, as their missing ratio is alarming and it would not be easy for them to progress while playing against tough opponents in the knockout stage.
Although the coach made some changes in the last match, yet Punjab should have scored at least 10 to 12 goals as Sindh had not created even a single move and played entire four quarters trying to avoid goals not to score goals.
In the second and last match of the day, KP Colours hammered Sindh Greens 12-0.
It was goals fiesta, as goals were coming from all corners and almost all the players were on the score sheet.
Amjed Ur Rehman and Amjed Khan were the heroes for KP as they scored hat-trick each, while Afraz scored a brace and Saeed Ullah, Kher Ullah, Nabih Khan and Roman scored a goal each.
KP scored all the goals in first two quarters and failed to add further goals in the entire 30 minutes of last two quarters.
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