ISLAMABAD – Former ace goal-keeper Mansoor Ahmed feels disappointed for the green-shirts, being not a share of the 2014 Hockey World Cup (HWC), but however delivers more or less of his own old memories to treasure for the mega issue, sounding out the responsibility of the four-time winner Pakistan’s ouster from the extravaganza lies to the country more than the federation.
The 2014 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be the 13th version of the Hockey World Cup and will be staged from May 31 to June 15 at the Netherlands.
Talking to APP, Mansoor, who was declared the World’s best goalkeeper by FIH in 1994, said he remembered the final of the 1994 Hockey World Cup in Australia against Holland when it was determined that each team arrives at the other’s net five times will be the victor.
Mansoor reckoned the Pakistan nation had a deal to do with the fall of the national game during the past few years. Throughout our playing time the whole nation used to stick with our matches regularly with passion.
Mansoor stated, when Shahnaz Sheikh accepted the responsibility as national team head coach, he should execute it rather than saying that it would require three to four years to convey the national team back on rail.