In the ongoing FIH Men’s Nation Hockey Cup in South Africa, the Pakistan hockey team won its first victory in the tournament, defeating the Canadian team by five goals to four in the position match, Pakistan’s performance in the tournament was very poor. In the match for the fifth and eighth position played before, Japan defeated Pakistan by three goals to one. Before that, the match between Pakistan and France was tied with 3-3 goals. , Afraz and Ahmed Arbaaz scored goals as Ireland beat Pakistan by one goal to three. Emp Connor, Walker Benjamin and Sheen scored one each for Ireland while Pakistan scored the only goal. Abdul Hanan Shahid scored. Earlier, the green shirts were defeated by the host team South Africa 2-6.