PHF calls former Olympian Tauqeer Dar to coach Pakistan in world cup


The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Tuesday appointed former hockey Olympian Tauqeer Dar as the head coach of the national team for the upcoming World Cup starting from November 28 in India.

Dar will be accompanied by assistant coaches Rehan Butt and Danish, while Hasan Sardar will serve as the team manager during the mega event.

Earlier on Monday, the secretary PHF Shahbaz Ahmed coined Dar as the perfect choice to coach the national side in the world cup while the official announcement was made through a notification from the PHF.

Dar is hopeful to produce significant results during the event by coping up with the pressure. The team needs to get mentally prepared as they will face some top sides in the mega event.

“The competition is tough and we need to be strong enough to achieve good results there,” he said.

Dar said that hockey has given him an identity hence he is ready to play his part in improving Pakistan’s hockey.

“Pakistan’s hockey is the first priority for me and I will serve for it in a best possible way,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the PHF failed to start the training camp for the team ahead of the world cup due to lack of funds.

The PHF secretary said that they will organize the training camp this week to give players ample time to get for the preparation for this event.