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SA Women finishes 5th at World League
The South African national women’s hockey team finished fifth at the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals. South Africa beat Japan 2-1 in the fifth place play-off match played at the Wits hockey stadium in Johannesburg. The home team ended the first chukka with a flurry of penalty corners, but could not score despite the opportunities to take the lead early on. Soon after the start of the second...
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Men's finalists known at Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg
  Germany to meet Belgium in men's final after wins against Spain & Australia New Zealand & Ireland maintain hunt for World Cup qualification with key victories Women’s & men’s teams both in action on Saturday 21st July Johannesburg, South Africa: The men’s final at the Hockey World League Semi-Final will be contested between Germany and Belgium following another dramatic day...
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TICKETS SOLD OUT FOR HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE FINAL
Johannesburg, South Africa: The South African Hockey Association (SAHA) has announced that all tickets for the final matches of the Hockey World League Semi-Finals are officially sold out.   Set to take place on Sunday, 23 July the much-anticipated women’s and men’s final matches are a culmination of 16 days of world-class hockey. Over 2500 fans are expected at the Wits Hockey Club where all...
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Cassiem shines in SA victory
Dayaan Cassiem topped off his best game for South Africa in a very short career by scoring a goal in SA’s 4-2 win over Japan in the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals. With this victory the SA men’s hockey team finished 9th in the tournament. At halftime South Africa was leading 2-1 after two penalty corner scores from Austin Smith. It brought his tally to four goals in the tournament and 56...
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SA Women qualify for Hockey World Cup
The South Africa national women’s hockey team qualified for the 2018 Hockey World Cup in London by beating Ireland in the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals. South Africa won the 5th/8th play-off match by 3-0. The victory meant that South Africa can’t finish lower than sixth in the tournament and the top 6 teams automatically qualifies for the FIH World Cup. With the fourth penalty corner of...
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Germany beats SA for place in semi-finals
South Africa’s national women’s hockey team lost to Germany in the quarterfinal of the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals. With just more than a minute left before halftime Germany broke the deadlock when Camille Nobis scored. It was somewhat against the run of play with South Africa dominating most of the second chukka. With two minutes left in the match Germany hit the back of the...
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Brutal Belgium dashes SA hopes
A clinical display from the Rio silver medallist dashed any hope the South African national men’s hockey team had to qualify for the quarterfinals of the FIH Hockey World League Semi-finals. Belgium won the last group match of the tournament by beating South Africa 9-1. Belgium started the scoreboard action after only three minutes when Alexander Hendrickx scored from a penalty corner. The...
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South Africa surprise as women’s quarter-final line-up confirmed on Day 9 in Johannesburg
South Africa surprise as women’s quarter-final line-up confirmed on Day 9 in Johannesburg England & Argentina confirmed as winners of Pool A and Pool B respectively South Africa thrill home fans but break Chilean hearts with victory over USA Race for Hockey World League Final and Hockey World Cup 2018 continues Johannesburg, South Africa: Following another high-quality day of action at the...
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Dramatic win over USA seals quarterfinal spot for SA
South Africa’s national women’s hockey team qualified for the quarterfinals of the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals after a dramatic win over the USA. Two goals from Candice Manual sealed the victory for South Africa after trailing twice in the match to win 3-2. Manual’s second goal gave SA the lead with nine minutes to go. The last few minutes the home crowd went wild to help the team...
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Another frustrating afternoon for SA
The South African men’s hockey team lost a very frustrating match against its African archenemy, Egypt 2-1. It was a day of missed opportunities for the home team in the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals. South Africa had 13 shots at goal and Egypt only two. After going scoreless for almost 28 minutes the score was 1-1 at halftime. Egypt scored first with Houssam Ghobran getting the...
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Disappointing loss to Chile for SA
The South African national women’s hockey team suffered a devastating loss against Chile in the FIH Hockey World League. Chile scored the only goal of the match from a great penalty corner variation. Manuela Urroz scored the goal shortly after the start of the second half. The home team had various chances to score a few goals, but just could not get the ball in the back of the goal-box. South...
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Two goals for Smith in 150th game
South Africa’s Austin Smith scored two goals to celebrate his 150th game for his country. Despite Smith’s goals South Africa lost 3-4 against Germany in the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals. The home team had a great start to the match by dominating the first chukka with various shots at goal and two penalty corners. It was pretty much the same storyline in the second chukka with South...
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Argentina fights back for win over SA
Two goals in the last chukka for Argentina secured the victory for the third best team in the world over South Africa in the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals. Argentina won 3-1 after being behind at halftime. The two goals in the last chukka were scored by captain Delfina Merino and with three minutes left Florencia Habif sealed the victory. At halftime South Africa was leading 1-0 after a...
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World champions Australia given scare by France on Day 4 in Johannesburg
Late penalty stroke from Mark Knowles gives Kookaburras victory over impressive France New Zealand’s Black Sticks & Belgium’s Red Lions end the day at top of pools Race for Hockey World League Final and Hockey World Cup 2018 continues Johannesburg, South Africa: Reigning men’s World Cup and Hockey World League title holders Australia were given a real scare by qualifiers France on Day...
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Germany & USA claim wins on Women’s Day 1 in Johannesburg
Germany edge past Poland while Japan and Ireland draw in Pool A USA overcome Chile in Pool B, moving clear of South Africa & India who draw Race for Hockey World League Final and Hockey World Cup 2018 resumes Johannesburg, South Africa: Germany and USA both claimed victories on the opening day of the Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final, making a solid start to their respective pool...
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Ireland keeps winning with victory over SA
The South African national men’s team lost its first match of the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals on Sunday evening when Ireland beat the host 2-0. Ireland has lost only one match in 2017 thus far and even though it was a close game all around, the visitors looked very sharp and in control most of the time. The halftime score was 1-0 to Ireland after a goal by Matthew Nelson in the ninth...
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Indoor AFCON 2017 - Golden day for Namibian Women and SA Men
Tyron Barnard History was written today in Swakopmund as the Namibian Indoor Hockey ladies side shocked the Hockey world with a stunning showdown victory that secured their place in the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup for 2018. SPAR South Africa had been dominant in the tournament conceding only one goal, while Namibia had looked distinctly average and out of sorts throughout. In all honesty the...
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Indoor AFCON 2017 - South Africa lay down the marker on day 2
Tyron Barnard SPAR South Africa Ladies The SPAR South Africa ladies knew that starting today they were all but mathematically secured of their place in the final, but Lennie Botha’s side took nothing for granted in the opening match of the day. SPAR South Africa produced a fantastic professional performance that was fitting to honour skipper Cindy Hack’s 50th Indoor Test cap. Cindy is the...
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A testing day for SA at the African Cup of Nations
Tyron Barnard Although on paper both SPAR South Africa ladies and Tops @ SPAR South African men were comfortable favourites, they may have been given a little surprise in the morning games by the skill and tenacity shown by their Zimbabwean counterparts. Both the mens and womens Zimbabwe sides were playing test indoor hockey for the first time in over 20 years. The SPAR South African ladies...
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South African sides attempt to Qualify for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup
Tyron Barnard The African Hockey Indoor Cup of Nations takes place this weekend in Swakopmund where Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe will play off for a spot in the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. The desert town on the coast of Namibia is the host for the tournament as Africa’s best do battle. The SPAR South African ladies side captained by Cindy Hack know that in Namibia they will face an...
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