Army wins National Junior Asian Style Kabaddi C’ship

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 16: Pakistan Army emerged as champions of the second National Junior Asian Style Kabaddi Championship with a 56-19 win over WAPDA in the final here at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad.

Director Sports Naval Sports Board Commander Muhammad Kamran was the chief guest of the closing ceremony while distributing prizes among the players Secretary Army Sports Directorate Col Sadaf Akram, Col Nabeel Ahmed Rana, Secretary General Pakistan Kabaddi Federation Muhammad Sarwar and other dignities were also present during the concluding ceremony.

Coming into the finale with a commanding win in the semi-final against Punjab, the summit clash was bound to play some thrilling action as Army team looked like powerhouses and picked as favourite team in the decisive final.

The match started in fine fashion for the army as the defensive unit sprung to life early in the first half and made some attacking game as army skipper Usman Arshad, Anas Nazir and Muhammad Hassan picked up a couple of points which gave Army an early lead in the final game.

Army players completely dominated in the final and never allowed the opponent Wapda to come back in the game and won the final by 56-19.

Punjab won the third position in the championship by defeating Police 72-44 points. Ten teams participated in the four day championship.