Colony Sugar clinch Zong Challenge Polo Cup


Colony Sugar on Sunday clinched its third polo title on trot when it lifted the Zong Challenge Cup 2012 here at the Lahore Polo Club’s Aibak ground.
Maintaining its win run after it took the Punjab Cup and the National Championship title, Colony Sugar edged aside Guard Group/Wi Tribe in the closely-contested final 6-5.
It was the experienced Shah Qubilai Alam who played his part in Colony Sugar’s win. Qublai not only scored two goals by himself but also made his teammates score on his passes. Qubai was ably supported by Naveed M Sheikh who also scored the same number of goals and organized a couple of moves for his colleagues to hit in. Hussain Iftikhar and Sameer Habib Oberoi shared one goal each for Colony Sugar
Raja Samiullah of Guard Group/Wi Tribe did his best to keep the winning team on its toes with three goals while Raja Temur Nadeem extended great support with two goals. But the support these two players should have been expecting from their other two team members Nafees Barry and Taimur Ali Malik was not there to take.
Later Chief Guest Fan Yun Jun, Chief Executive Officer, CEO Zong CMPAK, presented the winning trophy to Colony Sugar quartet.
Earlier in the day, Pessi made wuick work of Karachi Polo Team, winning th subsidiary final 8-4 ½
Ahmed Ali Tiwana and Atif Yar Tiwana with four and three goals respectively ensured win for Pessi with one goal coming from Ahmad Nawaz Tiwana.
Despite having a half a goal advantage, it was Hassan Ali Farrukh who with two goals made his presence felt while one goal each came from Feroze Gulzar and Shiraz Qureshi. But their efforts were not enough to halt Pessi’s win stride.