COAS expresses grief on demise of hockey hero Mansoor Ahmed

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajawa has expressed grief over the death of hockey legend Mansoor Ahmed, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
“COAS expresses his grief on sad demise of renowned national hockey legend Olympian Mansoor Ahmed. Shares loss with the bereaved family,” said the ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet on Sunday.
Pakistan’s world renowned field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed passed away after a prolonged illness in Karachi on Saturday. He was 49 years of age.
Mansoor was suffering from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart.
He has been a sporting icon in Pakistan since helping the country win the 1994 World Cup in Sydney while brilliantly averting a penalty stroke against the Netherlands in the final.

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