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BU pulverise Kolhapur, lift trophy

BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY (BU) won the West Zone Inter-university Hockey Championship that concluded at Major Dhyanchand Ground in Bhopal on Thursday.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2005 20:16 IST

BARKATULLAH UNIVERSITY (BU) won the West Zone Inter-university Hockey Championship that concluded at Major Dhyanchand Ground in Bhopal on Thursday. Playing their last match of the league round, BU today demonstrated their best against Kolhapur. Registering a 7-0 win over the visitors, the home team proved that hockey in Bhopal is still alive and kicking.

BU adopted an aggressive strategy from the word go. The first goal of the match came in the eighth minutes of the first half. Asif was the scorer. This was the beginning of a nightmare for Kolhapur who went on to concede six goals scored at regular interval. Shahbaz, Nadeem, Ranjit and Asad scored goals for the wining side. In the last match of the championship, Jaipur played a 2-all draw with Mumbai University. Since the match ended in a draw, BU topped the championship and grabbed the trophy.

The chief guest, MP Builders Association president Dilip Suryavanshi, distributed prizes to the teams. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Government should give jobs to the outstanding players. “Jobs motivate the players to perform better in tournaments at national and international level”, said Suryavanshi.

The officials of both football and hockey championships including Anil Singh Tanwar and others were felicitated by Suryavanshi. BU Physical Education director Dr Akhilesh Sharma expressed satisfaction over the successful holding of championship. “It was a big task to organise two big championships simultaneously. But my staff has made it possible”, said Sharma.

Dr Anand Kamble, A R Siddiqui, Dr Alok Mishra, Ranjit, Sushil Jha, Pinku and others were present at the closing ceremony.

Coach happy: IT WAS an emotional moment for the BU team coach Habib Hasan when his players handed over the trophy to him.

After the loss of first match against Jaipur, a dejected Habib had declared that he would stop coming to Major Dhayanchand Ground if the team failed to win the championship. “It was really a great day for me that my team gave me the gift in the form of the winners’ trophy”, said the happy Habib.