Humam clinches Pakistan Red Crescent National Junior Squash Championship


Humam Ahmad of PSB Mohib Ullah Khan Squash Academy upset Pakistan No. 1 Ahad Shoukat of Punjab in the final of the Pakistan Red Crescent National Junior Age Group Squash Championship played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Saturday.
Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter Lt. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Hamid Khan, Vice Chairman Azra Jamshed, former World Champion Qamar Zaman, Nazim Nawa Khali Sajjad Khan, Secretary IT Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dawood Khan, Chief Referee Pakistan Squash Federation Munawar Zaman, coach Riaz Khan, and large number of players and spectators were also present.
The final match of Under-11 catgory produced great thrill for the sitting spectators as Humam lost the first set 10-12 when Ahad quickly taken the set with his superb nick and drop shorts but Humam Ahmad came back strongly and won three consecutive games by 12-10, 14-12 and 13-11. The two players Humam and Ahad Shoukat of Punjab received thundering applauses from the sitting spectators. In another thrilling final of the Under-13 category Hamza Niaz upset
Pakistan No. Muhammad Ammad in a marathon five sets battle. Muhammad Ammad, who also won DG Renger and a National event in Lahore, failed to click despite winning the first two sets by 6-11 and 7-11. Muhammad Hamza Niaz came back strongly and won three consecutive sets by 12-10, 11-9 and 12-10. Both Hamza and Ammad produced good thrilling and attacking game. In the Under-15 category international Asad Ullah defeated Farhan Hashmi of Punjab by 3-1, the score was 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, and 11-6. It was in the Under-17 category international Uzair Shoukat of PAF defeated Oan Abbas of Punjab by 3-0, the score was 12-10, 11-7 and 11-8.—APP

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