Wapda women hockey team outplayed Punjab Colours by 4-0 to clinch inaugural First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship at the National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday.
In the 3rd/4th position match, Railways women hockey team trounced Army by 2-1. Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Fahmida Mirza and her husband Zulfiqar Mirza were the guests of honour at the grand concluding ceremony. They were also introduced with the finalist teams prior to the title clash. Dr Fahmida Mirza awarded the winners’ trophy and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh to the Wapda team. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Fuad Hashim Rabbani distributed medals among runners up and third position holder teams of the event.
DG Pakistan Sports Board AsifZaman, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab FuadHashimRabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh, PHF Women Hockey Wing General Manager MsTanzeela Amir Cheema, Director Admin JavedChohan, Director Sports HafeezBhatti, head coach of national hockey team Olympian KhawajaJunaid, Col (retd) AsifNazKhokhar, Olympian M Usman and a large number of hockey players and enthusiasts were also present on this occasion.
A total cash prize of Rs 10 lakh was distributed among the top teams. The title winning team Wapda got first prize of Rs five lakh, runners up Punjab Colours received Rs three lakh followed by Rs two lakh by 3rd position holder team Railways. The best player (Sidra Hakim of Punjab) and best goalkeeper (TahiraAslam of Wapda) of the event were also awarded Rs 10,000 each.
Both the teams began the title clash aggressively and attacked each other’s goal posts repeatedly. The Wapda team got a 2-0 lead at half time. HamraLatif of the Wapda team scored two goals while NidaAsghar and Afsheen contributed one goal each in the final match.
Earlier, in the 3rd/4th position match, Railways women hockey team trounced Army by 2-1 at the same venue. Railways ArzooMansoor and SarikaSarwar netted one goal each in 3rd and 9th minute respectively through field efforts while Army’s solitary field goal was struck by Sidra Bibi in 14th minute.
After the final match, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab FuadHashimRabbani, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan ArshadAulakh, PHF Women Hockey Wing General Manager MsTanzeela Amir Cheema, Director Admin JavedChohan, Director Sports HafeezBhatti, Chand Perveen, MsRahat Khan, Dr Amir Sohail, Tournament Director MsAbidaTanveer, MsRaziaRizvi, Punjab, Wapda, Railway Team Managers, DSO RanaNadeemAnjum, Abdul RaufRoofi, Nasir Malik, Bilal Akram, RaeesurRehman and ShahidNizami were awarded souvenirs

Wapda win Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship 1

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