Hajra Makes Pakistan Proud By Breaking World Records
Muhammad Rameez 3 months ago Thu 04th July 2019 | 06:37 PM
National women football team captain Hajra Khan made the country proud by breaking three Guinness World Records, pulling off the latest one in France
The 25-year-old claimed the third record during her participation in the Equal Playing Field (EPF) initiative that took place in Lyon, France from June 28 to July 1. She participated in the match that continued for 69 hours. Around 807 women footballers from around the world featured in the match, which also earned it the world record for most players in a five-a-side fixture.
The match took place on the sidelines of the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Hajra, who played for four hours in the fixture netted six goals. After achieving the milestone she took to her twitter handle stating that she was honured to represent Pakistan in the event.
Earlier, Hajra had earned the second Guinness World Record when she took part in a 1-a-side soccer fixture, which included footballers from various nationalities. Hajra had scored two goals in that match.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Football Federation has expressed pleasure at the participation of Hajra and Abiha in the event. "Their participation in the event will help boost football in the country. They are role model for the youngsters, especially the girl footballers, who aspire to be an honour for the motherland," Syed Sharafat Hussain, the spokesman for President of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) told APP.
The organization took to its social media accounts to inform people about the accomplishment.