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Hockey News of Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Source: Sammy Heywood Okine

2018 Hockey African Cup for Club teams launched

The media launch for the 2018 African Cup for Clubs Championship has taken place at the Theodosia Okoe Hockey Stadium in Accra, Ghana where the tournament involving the top clubs on the continent of Africa will vie for honour, from January 20 to 28, 2018.

President of the Ghana Hockey Federation (GHF), Richard Akpokavie said it is about time Ghanaian clubs win the championship and hopes that with their preparations and the current form of some players and the support of Ghanaian fans, they can make it.

He hinted that hosting the event does not come cheaply as the host nation must spend almost $300,000 to get things done well.

Trustees of SNIIT, Sapholda – the league winners and Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) are representing Ghana.

Eastern Company Hockey Club of Egypt (defending champions), El Shakira also of Egypt, Niger Flickers of Nigeria and Police Machine – runners up in the Nigerian League are the participants in the male division.

The female competition is between title holders, Telkom Hockey Club of Kenya, Strathmore Hockey Club, KADA Queens and Yobe Desert Queens from Nigeria, Ghana’s GRA (defending league champions) and Police (league runners-up).

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