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Akhtar-ul-Islam appointed PHF secretary

01 August, 2006

KARACHI: President Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Tariq Kirmani has nominated former Olympian Akhtar-ul-Islam as the new secretary of PHF.

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“I have been directed to take charge of the hockey body immediately,” Akhtar-ul-Islam told Geo News.

He said he would visit Lahore in a day or two and assume the charge of Pakistan Hockey Federation. A detailed report about disappointing performance of the national hockey team in Champions Trophy will be demanded from the team’s coach and manager Asif Bajwa on their return to home, he said.

He denied any change in the players, however added that a change of coach will be made by hiring a foreign coach for the team.

“We have set Beijing Olympics 2008 our target and the services of foreign coach would also be hired till 2008”, he added.

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