ACN2022 | It goes to a shootout, but South Africa triumph at 2022 AFCON
South Africa and Egypt faced off in the African Cup of Nations for the 6th consecutive time in Accra tonight. Both teams were desperate to secure qualification to the FIH Hockey World Cup, while for the South Africans a victory also offered a confirmed top 10 spot in the World Rankings ahead of the FIH Pro League. South Africa earned the first shot of the final when Brad Sherwood and Bili Ntuli...
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ACN2022 | South Africa come from behind to seal FIH World Cup Spot
A super start from the Ghanaians to take an early lead was not enough as the South Africans surged to a wonderful come from behind victory to seal their 7th consecutive African Cup of Nations and have confirmed their qualification for the FIH Hockey World Cup as a result. In front of a passionate home crowd, South Africa had the first opportunity of the final after sustained pressure resulted in...
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ACN2022 | South Africa Men seal final spot with professional victory
South Africa and Nigeria met in the 2022 African Hockey Cup of Nations at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium, which last hosted the tournament in 2009. The two sides last faced off in a test match in 2017 when the South Africans emerged victorious by 8-1. South African High Commissioner to Ghana Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason was again in attendance at the venue supporting the Southern African...
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ACN2022 | South Africa secure final spot with Kenya victory
South Africa and Kenya met in Ghana for a semi-final battle that would decide one of the two places in the 2022 African Hockey Cup of Nations final. The two sides last met in Stellenbosch in 2019 at the African Hockey Road to Tokyo, where the South Africans won 3-0. The South Africans had added support from South African High Commissioner to Ghana Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason, who greeted...
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ACN2022 | South Africa prepare for Semi-Final with ruthless win
The South African women’s hockey team had already qualified for the semi-finals having scored 9 unanswered goals in the tournament, but they were looking to step up their cutting edge in front of goal in todays final Pool A match against Uganda. They were also looking to celebrate Tarryn Lombard’s 50th game in style. They produced a clinical opening quarter of the game with some beautiful...
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ACN2022 | South Africa seal top spot of Pool A in Kenya victory
With both South Africa and Kenya having already qualified from Pool A for the Semi-Finals following respective victories against Namibia. The two sides have played some classic matches over the years, none more than the 2-1 victory for South Africa at the 2015 Greenfields African Championships. Both teams were keen to secure top spot and the favourable draw in the Semi-Finals. For South Africa...
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ACN2022 | South Africa first side to seal semi-final birth with victory over Namibia
South Africa took on their Southern African counterparts Namibia on day 2 of the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Accra, Ghana. With both sides having won their opening games, a victory for the South Africans would secure a semi-final spot thanks to Zimbabwe’s victory over Uganda. South Africa started the game with good determination and looked more settled on the pitch after struggling in their...
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ACN2022 | South African Hockey Men outclass Namibia in Opening match
The South African Hockey Men looked to continue their domination over their Namibian counterparts as they began their quest to defend the African Cup of Nations title once again. Namibia, missing all players selected for the now cancelled FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup were always going to be up against it facing the African Champions, missing several players themselves. There were several debutants...
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ACN2022 | South African Women open campaign with a victory over Neighbours Zimbabwe
The South African Women opened their defence of their African title with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Southern African neighbours Zimbabwe. The game which marked both teams opening to the tournament as well as the first game for head coach Inky Zondi, presented as a typical opening game as both teams missed opportunities that they will expect to do better with as the tournament progresses. The...
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African Cup of Nations is here
The eyes of the hockey world diverge on Ghana for the 2022 African Cup of Nations. The one African spot at the respective FIH World Cups will be decided over the next week. Played under the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the tournament gets underway today and will see both the SA Men and Women looking to defend their titles! The South African women begin a new era under interim head coach Inky...
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SA Hockey feature in FIH Favourites list
The South African Hockey Men had a glowing 2021 which captured the hearts of the global hockey family. The reward for the performances was inclusion in the 2021 FIH Favourites top 10 lists. We are pleased to share that South Africa have been announced in the top 3 of both!  The third best goal of 2021, as chosen by the fans, goes to South Africa’s Dayaan Cassiem for his sensational strike...
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Updated SA Hockey Mens Squad Named for 2022 African Cup of Nations
The African Hockey Cup of Nations takes place in Accra in Ghana from the 17-23 January 2022. The team that finishes top of the tournament will qualify for the FIH Hockey World Cup in India in January 2023. For the South African Men it’s an opportunity to build on the momentum established at the Tokyo Olympic Games, where a victory over Germany put the SA Men into the top 10 in the world for the...
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SA Hockey feature in FIH Favourites list
Today the FIH released their latest fan activations. The FIH have selected the 10 best goals and the 10 best matches of 2021 and fans will vote to select their favourite. SA Hockey are represented with a finalist in each list.  Favourite Goal -  Dayaan Cassiem (RSA). South Africa Men v Belgium (Pool phase) – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Incredible solo effort against the World and eventual...
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SPAR South Africa named for the FIH Indoor World Cup
The SPAR South Africa women’s Indoor hockey side that will be heading to the 2022 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup in Belgium has been named. The South African side received an invite to the tournament after the withdrawals due to COVID travel restrictions by both Australia and New Zealand. For the SA Women it’s a new era after the retirement of legendary skipper Cindy Hack, along with the...
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South African Indoor Hockey men named for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup
The South African Indoor Hockey Men will be competing in their fifth Indoor Hockey World Cup with a clear goal of improving on their current best finish of 10th place. Following the completion of the African Indoor Hockey Test Series against Namibia, South African Hockey have today announced the team that will head to Belgium to compete in the World Cup. The South Africans have a wonderful blend...
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South Africa seal series with fine first half
Having served a platter of entertainment over the three previous matches, there was an eager excitement to see what African neighbours South Africa and Namibia would offer as the final course of the enthralling African Indoor Hockey series. South African coach Justin Rosenberg has been asking his team to start off faster and focussed in the matches and he got exactly that as the hosts produced...
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Sensational Stalemate levies series up for grabs
South Africa and Namibia played out a pulsating draw in the third test after a fantastic second half fight-back by Namibia, led by Fagan Hansen as they pegged back a two goal deficit into a one goal lead before failing to hold on to a lead in the final quarter once again. It means the series is still in the balance with SA leading only 1-0 with 1 game remaining. Having needed a last second...
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Five goal blitz swings second test for South Africa
South Africa produced a scintillating and devastating final four minutes of the second test match to turn a two-goal deficit into a three-goal lead. Miracle man Mustapha netted a 60 second hat-trick after captain fantastic Jethro Eustice had dragged South Africa back into the contest and Dayaan Cassiem had restored parity with a goal of the finest order. Namibia collected their third draw against...
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Cassiem snatches draw for South Africa in Opening Clash
The Justin Rosenberg coaching reign of the SA Indoor Hockey Men began today at Sunningdale in the Western Cape as the hosts and African Champions took on fellow Indoor World Cup competitor Namibia. The first in a four match series was played in a repeat of the African Indoor Cup of Nations final, which the hosts won at Thomas More College 4-1 earlier this year. Namibia, with a very settled side...
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South Africa and Namibia renew Indoor rivalry
The South African Indoor Hockey Men renew their rivalry with Namibia in the first of four test matches this evening at Sunningdale in Western Province. With both teams heading to the Indoor Hockey World Cup in Belgium, a first for African Hockey, its a wonderful opportunity for preparation and tactical awareness.  Namibia will pose a number of threats and will be buoyed by their inclusion in the...
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