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13 teams confirmed for Hockey Cup
Publish Date: Jan 10, 2014
13 teams confirmed for Hockey Cup
The tournament will be played at the National Hockey Stadium in Lugogo.
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By David Namunyala

Africa Cup for Clubs Hockey Championship

Women

Heartlands (Nigeria) v Twende (Tz) 11am

Orange (Ken) v Weatherhead (Ug) 3pm

Men

Kenya police (Ken) v Union Bank (Nigeria) 1pm

Trustees (Ghana) v Kampala (Ug) 5pm 

DEFENDING champions Elsharkayya from Egypt will lead the way at the 26th Africa Cup of Club hockey Championship that starts at Lugogo on Saturday.

Elsharkayya arrived early with compatriots Police for battle in the men’s event.

The Africa Hockey Federation organised event coming to Kampala for the first time, will run for one week.

Uganda has entered Wanainchi and Kampala Club in the men’s event. Kampala Club will also have a team in the women’s category that also has Weatherhead.

Wanainchi and Weatherhead qualified for the competition by virtue of having won the men’s and women’s league titles in 2012.

Kampala Club were runners up in each event of that same season.

Uganda Hockey Association (UHA) picked the teams because there was no league last year following a series of disputes last year.

UHA publicity secretary Jackie Namyalo, said the last foreign team is expected in Kampala tomorrow.

“About 13 teams have already confirmed their participation,” Namyalo said.

Ghana’s Trustees men’s and Twende women’s side from Tanzania were due in the country last evening.

Union Bank Sports Club from Nigeria also expressed interest in the competition.

Other teams expected to fight for glory are Sikh Union and Police (Kenya), Golden Sticks (Ghana) in the men’s category.

In the women’s event, there is Orange, Strathmore (Kenya), Ghana Revenue Authority and Heartland Flickers (Nigeria).

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