ISLAMABAD - Pakistan top squash player Farhan Zaman is all set to participate in the $25,000 PSA Championship in Nigeria.

Talking to The Nation, Farhan said: “I will play the main round of the Nigerian Championship, where world No 78 player from UK will be my opponent.”

“I will depart to Doha, Qatar for the World Open starting from November 13-16, where I will play in the qualifying round and then I will take part in the $25,000 Championship in Dubai starting from November 23. I am in main draw,” he said.

When asked about reasons behind his defeats in the recent events, Farhan replied: “I am very upset with those poor results and I think there must be mental blockade, I don’t know, why I lose matches, when I was in winning position and threw away commanding leads. I am working very hard to remove these flaws from my game, and I am sure with the active help of my father, coach Fakhar Zaman, I will be able to get over this lean period.”

To a query regarding support from Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) to get training in UK alogn with Nasir, Farhan said: “Yes, it will be a great experience for Nasir and me, as we were not getting enough matches here, so playing alongside far superior players and in leagues, will certainly boost our games as well as our PSA rankings.”

“Giving international exposure to the players always proved very helpful and I would request the PSF to not only send top senior players abroad but also juniors as it will help us in regaining lost squash glories,” Farhan concluded.