Pakistan defeat Jordan in Doha Sevens rugby

Tries from Wasim, Fazal and Arif get the job done


Natasha Raheel March 03, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan began their Asian Rugby Sevens Qatar campaign with a 24-19 win against Jordan at Aspire Rugby Field in Doha on Friday.

Ahmed Wasim Akram, Muhammad Fazal and Saad Arif scored a try each to help their side open their account with a win.

Pakistan head coach Shakeel Ahmed feels that his team is well-prepared and is determined to secure their qualification for Singapore Sevens through a dominant display in the ongoing Doha Sevens.

"We've trained well and the aim is to give a good performance," Ahmed told The Express Tribune. "All the players have worked hard in training for the last two months and it is showing."

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Meanwhile, team captain Kashif Khawaja believes the tournament is a huge opportunity and that the game against India will be their biggest challenge.

"The match against India will prove to be a tough contest and we will try our best to win it," said Khawaja. "Our main target is to finish in top 3 and my boys are ready to achieve this target.”

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