Name: Hamza Akbar
Turned Pro: 2015
Highest Ranking: #N/A
Highest Break: #N/A
Career Highlights: 2015 Asian Champion
2014/15 – Main Tour Qualification
Hailing from Faisalabad, Pakistan, in 2015 Hamza Akbar claimed victory at the the Asian Championship as he defeated Pankaj Advani 7-6 in the final.
Having already become Pakistan’s youngest national champion at the age of 19, Hamza’s victory in Malaysia earned him a two-year professional tour card from the start of the 2015/16 season.
He is quoted at the New Straits Times Online:
“Unbelievable. Pankaj is one of the best players in Asia and I managed to beat him here. I, however, made things difficult. I led 4-2 and 5-3 but allowed Pankaj into the match.
“My ambition is to become a world champion. If my sponsor agrees, I will use the professional card for the UK tour this year.”