Afghanistan Win First World Cup Snooker Match
Mohammad Saleh was a proud man after helping Afghanistan to their first ever Snooker World Cup victory.
Saleh won both of his singles matches as his nation recorded a surprise 4-1 success over Poland on day four of the PTT-EGAT Snooker World Cup. Saleh said, “I played very well but didn’t expect to win today. The competition is very tough and all the top professionals are here. John Higgins, Mark Selby and Mark Allen are all my favourite players. I am so proud to represent my country. We have a lot of young players practising 10 hours per day. Snooker is a new game in Afghanistan but we have a lot of talent.” The personal highlight for Saleh, was playing and beating John Higgins in singles action on Wednesday. “I was so happy to play against John Higgins and this is the first time I’ve played against him.” Mohammad Aziz Azami, President of the Afghanistan Snooker Federation, was delighted with the performance of his team. He said: “We’re very proud of the Afghanistan team to come in this position. The team also came second in the Asian Indoor Games and third at the Asian Championship. They have given a very good performance.”