ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Air Force (PAF) become the crowned champion of the 47th National Volleyball Championship 2014, upsetting favourites Navy in the final at POF Sports Complex, Wah Cantt Sunday. The event was jointly organised by POF Sports Control Board and Pakistan Volleyball Federation. Lt Gen M Ahsan Mahmood, HI (M) Chairman POF Board was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony, who gave away prizes and medals among the teams and players.
It was by all means a sensational performance by the PAF boy's, who had to face stiff resistance from Navy before taking the coveted title. PAF managed to take the first game 26-24. It was a see saw battle as the game continue to swing from one way to another before PAF finally managed to win the game. The second game was also a very close affair, but again PAF prevailed and took the game 25-21.
Third game was also a treat to watch for the capacity crowd, who enjoyed action packed match. Navy at one stage had a comfortable 5 points lead in the third game and things were looking in their favor but PAF team, who was on a mission and a point to prove, never lost heart and continued to pile pressure. Their hard work paid dividend, as they managed to take the third game right 25-22 to land the title.
It was a classic encounter between Army and Wapda for third place play offs. Wapda managed to take the match 3-2. Wapda lost the first game 21-25, won the second game 25-21 and third game 25-15. Army were not ready to go down without a fight as they snatched the fourth game 25-23 to take the match into fifth and deciding game, where Wapda boy's managed to hold to hold onto there nerves and took the game 15-9 to grab third place. Bin Yameen of Pakistan Air Force was declared the best player of the championship.