PHF aims for next World Cup, Olympics

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Pakistan team for Asia Hockey Cup announced

ISLAMABAD August 5 (APP): Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Friday said our prime target was to qualify for the next World Cup and Olympic Games.

Speaking to media persons at the inauguration of the National Women Hockey Championship here at the Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium, Brig. ® M. Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, President, PHF said we were disappointed upon the team for not qualifying for the Rio Olympics but now old mistakes would not be repeated.

He said he was grateful to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for taking personal interest in the national game.

“We won’t let even a single penny to get wasted from the grant we get from the government,” he said.

He said Former Olympians should come forward and play their role for the revival of the game.

Speaking about the Pakistan Hockey League, he said the PHF and the government is very serious for this league to happen and very soon we will get the NOC.

On the occasion, Shahbaz Ahmed Sr., Secretary PHF said he can feel the pain of the players for not qualifying for the Olympics as it is an honour to participate in the Games.

He said besides training the seniors efforts are also being made to promote the juniors.