Pakistan Hockey Federation Announces Squad for Asia Cup

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced the 20-men national squad for the upcoming Asia Cup After the conclusion of the training camp comprising 24 players.

Last week, the PHF had started the training camp where the national team’s manager, Olympian Khawaja Junaid, and head coach, Siegfried Aikman, alongside, assistant coaches, Waseem Ahmed, Sameer Hussain, and Ajmal Khan, also participated.

After the consent and approval of PHF President, Brigadier (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Umar Bhutta will continue to lead the side, whereas Ali Shan will be acting as his assistant.

Asia Cup will be played in Jakarta, Indonesia from 23 May to 1 June 2022 while Pakistan national team will leave for Jakarta on May 19 for the tournament where they will face arch-rivals India on May 23.

Earlier this month, the national team returned home after completing a successful tour of Europe where they played matches against the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain.

Here’s how the squad stacks up;

Umar Bhutta Ali Shan Akmal Hussain Abdullah Ishtiaq Khan
Mubashir Ali Amad Shakeel Butt Hamad-ud-Din Anjum Muhammad Abdullah
Rizwan Ali Moin Shakeel Abdul Hanan  Junaid Manzoor
Ghazanfar Ali Abu Bakar Mahmood Ejaz Ahmed Rana Abdul Waheed
Muhammad Salman Razzaq Afraz Roman Abdul Hanan Shahid

 

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Originally published at propakistani.pk

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