Pakistan handball team will be defending its title in the SAFF Games to be staged in January next year at India.
Handball player Usman Anjum, who is undergoing training in the camp underway at Pakistan Sports Complex, said: We have high hopes to defend our title in the event.
As many as 18 players are participating in the camp including Shahid Pervaiz, Zakir Hussain, Hazrat Hussain, Rehmat Shah, Mobin Ashraf, Naveed, Nawaz, Khurram, Asif, Asif Ali, Zubair, Aziz, Usman, Zahid, Imran, Shahzad, Asim and Muzamil,” he said.
He said the coaches training the players were Rana Izharul Haq and Sultan Mehmood Ali.
Recalling his memory of the past victory, Usman said Pakistan team became champion by beating India by 7 goals in 2010 at Bangladesh in the SAFF Games.