African Club Hockey Championships

Kampala –  Lugogo Hockey Grounds

11th – 19th January 2014 

Two Egyptian arch rival hockey clubs, Elsharkayya and Egypt Hockey Police are in Kampala ready for the Africa Club Hockey Championships in Kampala.

The 2 clubs that do not see eye to eye trained at the Lugogo Hockey grounds on Thursday and will join 18 other men and women clubs from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania Nigeria and Ghana for the week long event that starts this Saturday.

“This competition is an annual activity of the Africa Hockey Federation (AfHF), serves as a platform to identify new playing and officiating talents and to engender competition among member National Associations (NAs)”, read a statement from Uganda Hockey Federation.

The tournament brings together top two teams in both genders across leagues in the continent. “It is also recognized as the flagship event of the AfHF and therefore commands a lot of attention and support among NAs”, the statement continues.

Current defending champions are Orange Telkom Hockey Club and Egypt’s  Elsharkayya Hockey Team in the Ladies and Men’s categories respectively.

Uganda was last represented in this event in 2009 by Weatherhead Hockey Club (Ladies) where they only managed to emerge 4th Out of 4th; in the event that was held in Nairobi.

 The Men Teams:

Uganda (Hosts): Kampala Hockey Club and Wanaianchi

Egypt: Egypt Police and Elsharkayya

Kenya: Sikh Union, Kenya Police

Ghana: Trustees and Golden

Nigeria: Union Bank Sports Club and Desert Rollers

Women Clubs:

Uganda (Hosts); Kampala Hockey Club

Kenya: Orange and Strathmore

Ghana: Ghana Revenue Authority

Egypt: Elsharkyya

Tanzania: Twende Hockey Club

Nigeria: Heartland Flickers

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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