Karachi: On the inaugural day of the 9-A side hockey tournament organized by PHF at the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium Karachi PIA and Customs registered victories in their opening matches.
PIA defeated WAPDA 3-2 in the first match of pool-B. PIA’s Zubair scored 2 goals and meanwhile the other goal was scored by Shafqat Rasool. From the defeated side WAPDA, Tasawar Abbas and Muhammad Irfan scored one goal each.
In the second match of the day in Pool-A, Pakistan Customs defeated PHF Development Squad (Colors) by 2-1. Salman and Amir scored one goal each for Customs. Muhammad Naveed scored the only goal for PHF Development Squad (PDS).
Two matches will be played on Monday, National Bank will play against Sui Southern Gas Company and PAF will face PDS-whites.
A total of six teams are participating in this tournament. The matches consist of two halves of 20 minutes each with a five-minute break.