ISLAMABAD, Jan 12 (APP):British Junior Open Champion Mohammad Hamza Khan idolizes Squash Greats Jansher Khan and Jahangir Khan and aims to emulate their feats.
“Squash legends Jansher and Jahangir took the country to a feat which was unmatchable as they clinched all major titles from World Open to the British Open during their time. My dream is to follow in their footprints,” he told APP.
Hamza Khan lifted the Under15 title of the Dunlop British Junior Open 2020 by outplaying England’s Yusuf Sheikh in the final in straight sets 3-0 by an 11-4, 11-3 and 11-7 score line at Birmingham, UK.
Speaking about his future target, Hamza said he wanted to win the Under19 title in the World Junior Championship at Australia in May.
“I want to win the U19 title of the World Junior Championship and continue the winning streak for my country,” he said.
Hamza said he would attain one month training in Peshawar and will then head for Islamabad for further training for the mega event.
“The Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) and coaches have been very supportive and have been providing all-out training and facilities to the junior players so that they can excel in international tournaments,” he said.
Hamza said Air Commodore (R) Aftab Qureshi, Director of Pakistan National Squash Academy (PNSA) had been a real motivation for him in the British Junior Open.
“He (Aftab) used to visit me before my every match just to keep my morale high and motivated during the whole event,” he said.