DG Sports KP XI stun Chinese Embassy XI [The Nation]

DG Sports KP XI stun Chinese Embassy XI [The Nation]

ISLAMABAD – Center striker and skipper of Director General Sports KP XI Ijaz Ahmad’s two-quick goals rallies guided his team to a 5-3 thrilling win against strong Chinese Embassy XI team in a football friendly match played at Army Burn-Hall School and College Abbottabad ground here.

Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan HE Yao Jing, MPA Nighat Orakzai, former health Minister KP Syed Zahir Ali Shah, DG Sports KP Junaid Khan, Principal Army Burn-Hall School and College Abbottabad Brigadier Wajid Qayyum, DPO Abbottabad Ashfaq Anwar and a number of Chinese Engineers and spectators were also present and witnessed the thrill-packed match.

Chinese captain Jiang Hon said that besides the match, their team also enjoyed the traditional hospitality of KP.

DG Sports XI skipper Ijaz Ahmad said they have played well and certainly it was good experience for his team competed against a foreign team. “Because of such like matches, friendships would further cement and this is a one of the best opportunities for the people of Hazara Division in particular to contribute their visible role in taking the Pak China Friendship to new horizons.”

Ambassador of China Yao Jing lauded the efforts of the organising committee for holding the friendly match by involving players from China and Pakistan.

Published in The Nation, 30 April 2018