Ghana & Nigeria to kick start World League Round 1

Ghana Nigeria HockeyGhana and Nigeria will renew their rivalry when they lock horns in the opening match of the Hockey World League Round 1 at the Theodosia Okoh National Hockey stadium on Friday, 9th September, 2016.

The joint men’s and women’s event takes place in Accra from 9-11 September, with the winner of each event progressing to the Hockey World League Round 2.

Ranked 2nd in Africa, the women’s national hockey team will be hoping to start their campaign on a bright when they take on their sub regional rivals Nigeria.

This follows Ghana’s stellar performance at the last African Championships and Olympic qualifiers in South Africa where they placed second to eventual winners South Africa.

Working through the FIH West Africa Targeted Assistance Programme (TAP), the women’s national team benefited from spending two weeks at Bisham Abbey, working with England Hockey in 2015. But, as the continental championships demonstrated, Kenya are hard on Ghana’s heels in both the men’s and women’s game, while the hard-working Nigerians will not give up until the final whistle.


Meanwhile, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria will be represented in the men’s event.
In terms of FIH Hero World Rankings, the men’s teams are ranked as follows: Namibia (78), Nigeria (53), Ghana (43) and Kenya (38), while the women are ranked: Nigeria (62), Kenya (40) and Ghana (29).

“This is the second international event hosted in Ghana. A Hockey World League Round 1 event took place here back in 2012 and the country’s ability to host an international event is a mark of how far the country has progressed in a short while. Such global development is at the heart of the FIH 10 Year Strategy, the Hockey Revolution,” a statement on the FIH website read.

 

September 9, 2016

RR

15:15

 GHA - NGR 

0 - 0

 

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September 10, 2016

RR

15:15

 NGR - KEN 

0 - 0

 

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September 11, 2016

RR

11:30

 GHA - KEN 

0 - 0

 

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Male:

DATE

INFO

TIME

TEAMS

SCORE

 

MATCH PAGE

September 9, 2016

RR

17:30

 KEN - NGR 

0 - 0

 

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RR

19:45

 GHA - NAM 

0 - 0

 

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September 10, 2016

RR

17:30

 NGR - NAM 

0 - 0

 

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RR

19:45

 GHA - KEN 

0 - 0

 

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September 11, 2016

RR

13:45

 KEN - NAM 

0 - 0

 

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RR

16:00

 NGR - GHA 

0 - 0

 

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