LAHORE – Team EFU-PAF and Team Asean carved out contrasting victories in the Islamabad Club Champions Trophy 2022 matches played here at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Wednesday.
In the first match of the day, EFU-PAF defeated The Guards by 8-6½. Hamza Mawaz Khan was in sublime form and played with great technique and skills that helped him emerge as hero of the match for Team EFU-PAF. He smashed in sparkling six goals while his teammates Syed Aun Muhammad Rizvi and Waqas contributed with one goal apiece.
Team The Guards also matched fire-with-fire but they couldn’t finish well, thus lost the encounter with a close margin of 6½-8. Mumtaz Abbas Niazi was top scorer from the losing side as he thrashed in three goals while Gulfam and Hashir struck one goal each for The Guards, which also had one and a half goal handicap advantage.
The second match of the day proved a one-sided affair, where Team Asean dominated well and overpowered Team Kalabagh by a huge margin of 12-3½. Raja Jalal Arslan was star of the match for Asean as he amused the spectators with outstanding mallet and pony work and converted fabulous five goals. Haider Asad also excelled with mallet and horse, hammering a hat-trick while a foreign player and Hashim Asad scored one goal apiece.
The enthralling and exciting matches were witnessed and enjoyed by Islamabad Club officials, players, their families and a good number of polo enthusiasts. Today (Thursday), two more matches will be played as the first encounter of the day will be contested between Asean Polo and BN Polo at 3:15 pm while the second encounter of the day will be played between Kalabagh/Shahtaj and EFU-PAF at 3:45 pm.