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Hockey News of Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Source: The Finder

Hockey: Ghana’s rep off with good start

Ghana’s representatives at the ongoing hockey Africa Club Championship at the Olympic Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, began their campaign in the competition with wins in their matches last weekend.

The ladies’ team of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) were involved in the opening match of the competition against De Stars of Zambia and won the match by 6-0.

Priscilla Forkuo, popularly known among peers as ‘Shaker’, scored four goals while Elizabeth Opoku and Linda Effah Barnie added the remaining two goals.

In their second game against Weatherhead of Uganda, GRA ladies thrashed them by 14-0, with goals coming from Priscilla Forkuo (two), Monica Grant (three), Elizabeth Opoku (six) and Linda Effah Barnie (three).

They will play their next game against Sharkia of Egypt tomorrow.

Police Ladies, who are participating in the competition for the first time, also played against defending champions Telkom Orange from Kenya and managed to get a 3-3 draw.

Police goals were scored by current Africa best player Nafisatu Umaru, together with Linda Effah and Martha Sarfo, also known as ‘Charles Taylor.’

It was the first meeting between the two sides at any level, and Telkom Orange, who are the only Kenyan club at the annual event, were hoping for a win to kick-start their defence for a title record eighth time.

Police will also take on Lusaka Sharks of Zambia tomorrow.

Ghana’s sole men’s team, Trustees from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) also came up against the Sharks of Zambia and won the match by 3-0.

A goal each from Leslie Barnor, Daniel Bempah and Samuel Afari was enough to give Trustees the three maximum points needed.

The ongoing club championship is expected to end on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Clubs participating in the men’s category are Wananchi Hockey Club of Uganda, Sharkia of Egypt, Rockets Hockey Club of Uganda, Kenya Police, Hippo Club of Zimbabwe and Lusaka Sharks of Zambia.

The rest are DE Stars of Zambia, Eastern company of Egypt, Trustees Hockey Club of Ghana, Niger Flickers of Nigeria, Kanemi Flickers of Nigeria and Alsabah FC of Libya.

Also, Orange Hockey Club of Kenya, Weatherhead of Uganda, Lusaka Sharks of Zambia, DE Stars of Zambia, Hippo of Zimbabwe, GRA Ladies of Ghana, and Strathmore University of Kenya.

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