From Sorts Correspondent
PESHAWAR: Director General Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Junaid Khan yesterday honored two promising squash players Hamza Niaz and Abbas Zeb hailing from the province for winning gold medals in the recently held Asian Junior Squash Championship played at Chennai, India last month.
Junaid Khan called their coach Tahir Iqbal, Falak Naz and Waseem Ahmad along with Hamza Niaz and Abbas Zeb at his office and handed over a cash prize of Rs.100,000 each to Hamza Niaz and Abbas Zeb for winning Asian Junior gold medal in Under-15 and Under-17 category.
He said the junior players of Pakistan were doing well and hopefully these players would succeed in winning back the lost glory of squash for Pakistan. He said Pakistan rules the world of squash for 37 long years and certainly it was the time that the junior would come up again and win back the lost glory. He said without hard working, honesty with their game and hard practice were the key to win back more laurels for Pakistan.
“We are feeling very proud that all the seven world champion are hailing from a small village Nawa Kali, situated a distance of a 1000 meters from the Qayyum Sports Complex,” Junaid Khan added.
Junaid Khan also appreciated the President and Senior Vice President, coaches of Pakistan Squash Federation for working hard in providing due opportunities of international exposures to the players in both junior and senior levels and now it up to the players to continue their hard working so that they could reach among the top players of the world.
He also appreciated the coaches of the Directorate of Sports KP Tahir Iqbal, Falak Naz, Waseem and Alamzeb for their hard work with the players in a single court situated in the Qayyum Sports Complex. He said work on the construction of newly and state of the art squash complex in the vicinity of Peshawar Sports Complex continued alongside construction of a players’ hostel and other facilities. With the completion of such facilities more players would utilize that courts and hopefully would come up at national and international levels.