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Akuwa upbeat ahead of hockey tourney
Publish Date: Jan 11, 2014
Akuwa upbeat ahead of hockey tourney
The tournament kicks off 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

WANAINCHI hockey club’s skipper Derrick Akuwa has challenged the other Ugandan teams to make the country proud in the Africa Cup for Clubs Hockey Championship starting today at the National Hockey Stadium in Kampala.

Akuwa made the remarks at a press conference held at Lugogo on Thursday shortly after his side Wanainchi lost 5-3 to the defending champions, Elsharkayya Hockey team from Egypt in a friendly encounter.

He believes his side can do better. 

“They (the Egyptian) are a well composed team and so determined. We can only have the trophy remain  at home if we not only play as Wanainchi but are supported by fellow local teams to make it past the group stages,” he said.

Besides Akuwa’s team, Uganda has also entered three others including 2012 league first runners-up Kampala in the men’s category, 2012 champions and second placed finalists Weatherhead and Kampala respectively in the women’s category.

The weeklong event has attracted 16 teams.

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