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Qamar brace seals Pakistan Veterans Yellows hockey title

Updated April 21, 2019

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Qamar struck in 12th and 24th minutes to put his team in pole position before Zafar Iqbal reduced the margin.
Qamar struck in 12th and 24th minutes to put his team in pole position before Zafar Iqbal reduced the margin.

KARACHI: Two goals by former Olympian Qamar Ibrahim helped Pakistan Veterans Yellows win the Veterans Hockey League with a 2-1 success against Sherwani Motors in the final played at the Olympian Islahuddin-Dr. S.M.A. Shah Hockey Academy on Friday evening.

Right winger Qamar struck in 12th and 24th minutes to put his team in pole position before Zafar Iqbal reduced the margin in 32nd minute.

Earlier, the visiting Hyderabad Veterans claimed third position by getting the better of Dolphin Veterans 2-0 in the playoff match.

Tahir Habib and Irfan Shaikh netted once for the winners in the 13th and 40th minutes, respectively.

Commander 5 Corps Lt Gen Humayun Aziz, who graced the occasion as the chief guestm gave away the prizes.

Former Olympian Islahuddin, founder of veterans hockey in the country, and Dr Farhan Essa were notable among others who were present on the occasion.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2019