January 14, 2018 Events, ghana, hockey 0 comment

PRESS RELEASE; HOCKEY FIESTA: GHANA HOSTS THE AFRICA CUP FOR CLUB CHAMPIONS

The Africa Hockey Federation (AfHF) at its last congress in November 2017, at Ismailia, Egypt, awarded Ghana the right to host the prestigious Africa Cup for Club Champions (ACCC) tournament.
The tournament will be held at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium from 20th – 28th January 2018. The following teams will be participating in the tournament:

MEN
GRA Hockey Team of Ghana Revenue Authority (Ghana)
Trustees Hockey Team of SSNIT (Ghana)
Eastern Company Club -defending champions (Egypt)
ElSharkia Club (Egypt)
Niger Flickers Hockey Club (Nigeria)
Police Machine Hockey Club (Nigeria)

WOMEN
GRA Hockey Team of Ghana Revenue Authority (Ghana)
Police Hockey Club (Ghana )
Telkom Hockey Club – defending champions (Kenya)
Strathmore Hockey Club (Kenya)
KADA Queens Hockey Club (Nigeria)
Yobe Desert Queens Hockey Club (Nigeria)

This tournament is an annual competition organized by the African Hockey Federation and this will be the 4th time Ghana will be hosting the Africa Cup for Club Champions. The Executive Board of the AfHF, led by its President Mr. Ahmed Seif will be in Ghana for the tournament.

The AfHF has appointed Mr. Mark Taljard (South Africa) and Ms. Hulda Ambe (Nigeria) as Tournament Directors for the competition. Prof. Ediga Agbo of Nigeria has also been appointed the Umpires Manager, whilst Ghanaians Mr. Richard Bayitse and Ms Joyce Datsa are the Technical Officials.

A Local Organising Committee (LOC) chaired by Mr. Kwame B. D. Essah has been put in place to organize the tournament and the Ghana Hockey Association has no doubt that the ACCC will be a success.

The competition offers the Ghanaian clubs an opportunity to win the tournament for the first time as no Ghanaian Club has ever won this tournament. The Ghana Hockey Association believes that hosting will give the Ghanaian clubs yet another opportunity to emerge winners of the competition.

We wish to invite all our media partners to be part of this tournament and over the next week, details of the competition including match schedules will be released.

We also wish to invite our sponsors and all sports loving Ghanaians to visit the Theodosia Okoh Stadium from 20 – 28th January 2018 to witness the best in Africa club .