KARACHI: Pakistani professional squash player Mansoor Zaman has qualified for the final of Asian Junior Squash championship, which is currently being held in Amman, Jordan.
Mansoor defeated Alireza Shameli of Iran in the semi-final of the U19 category. He only took 34 minutes to take down his opponent to win the match 12-10, 11-6, and 11-8.
Pakistan will now play Jordan – represented by Mohammad Al-Sarraj – in the championship final. Top-seeded Sarraj defeated Pakistan’s Abdul Malik in the tournament’s second semi-final.
However, Pakistan’s Huzaifa Ibrahim and Asadullah were defeated in the semifinals of U13 and U15 categories, respectively.
Ibrahim went down fighting against top seed Joachim Chuah Han Wen of Malaysia in the semi-final of the U13 category.
Asadullah, on the other hand, lost to Muhammad Amir Amirul Bin Azhar – a top seed from Malaysia – in the U15 semi-final.