KUANTAN – For the second year in a row the PULAPOL (Police Training Centre) KL team was able to defend the title as Champions in the IGP (Inspector-General of Police) Hockey Cup after defeating Bukit Aman 9-2, here yesterday.
Even better, Muhammad Razie Abd Rahim from KL PULAPOL was crowned top scorer of the tournament with a total of 20 goals in five matches.
PULAPOL KL coach, Zulkifli Omar said their victory was outcome of the hard work of the players who had trained two hours a day every week since last month.
“Cooperation, communication and strong team spirit is also a major factor of their success. We are constantly reminded that hockey is not an individual game.
“Those were the enthusiasm which enabled us to win all five matches,” he said after the prize giving ceremony of the championship by the Bukit Aman Narcotics Investigation Department Director Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Sharif at Indera Mahkota Hockey Stadium, here yesterday.
Also present was the Pahang Police Chief Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Ab Ghani.
Zulkifli added with the presence of the two national hockey players, Muhammad Razie and Nabil Fiqri Mohammad Noor and former national player ASP William Lazaro as team manager, had greatly assisted the team in the championship.
During the match, two players from Bukit Aman Mohd Fitri Abd Manan was crowned top player and their goalkeeper Mohideen Abd Kadir was named the best goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Perak took the third place in the championship with 16 teams participating.
Mohd Mokhtar who was reading the IGP’s speech said the police had always been committed to produce new sports talent through the their sports competitions. – BERNAMA