KARACHI, Pakistan: Former Olympian and Pakistan Hockey Team Captain Mansoor Ahmed on Saturday passed away in Karachi due to prolonged ailment.
The 49-year-old Mansoor Ahmed, who played a heroic role in Pakistan’s last World Cup victory in 1994, had been suffering from a heart ailment for the last three years.
Mansoor Ahmed represented Pakistan from 1986 to 2000. He played 338 international matches. He wanted to go to India for heart transplant; however, he wasn’t allowed to travel due to deteriorated health.
Meanwhile in a statement, the President Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Brigadier (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary General PHF Shahbaz Ahmad have expressed their grief over the passing away of legendary goal keeper Mansoor Ahmed.
The PHF president and the secretary general prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul with eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss.