IN THE NEWS - PAKISTAN: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghanistan Hockey Federation (AHF) to provide technical assistance in restructuring and reformation of the game in Afghanistan on modern lines, becoming the first country to lend support to the AHF.

Talking at a news conference along with PHF secretary M Asif Bajwa after the MoU signing ceremony held here at National Hockey Stadium on Monday, AHF secretary Mirwais Bahawi said: “It is a historic day in the history of Afghan hockey that the PHF will be providing them support to re-organise the game in our war-torn country.”

He said the game of hockey was not new to Afghanistan which participated in 1936 and 1940 Olympics and won fourth position in the former. Now they have started efforts with a renewed zeal to make it a game of masses in Afghanistan.

“The passion for hockey is ever-growing and youth is taking keen interest to take up hockey as a sport and we have around 500 to 600 hockey playing players,” said the AHF official.

To read the complete article, please click here (External Link - The Nation newspaper)

Source: The Nation