Ghana gears up towards FIH World League Round 1

Ghana has started preparations to host the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League Round 1 billed for September 9 at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra.

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The participating countries are Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Namibia. They would battle it out to determine which team takes a step closer to the next Hockey World Cup in 2018.

The Blacks Sticks of Ghana have been on non-residential camping since early July and are expected to move into residential camping early next week, despite the absence of financial support from Government.

Ghana’s Male and Female teams would attempt to emerge tops at the competition to advance to the second round of the competition in early 2017.

The tournament is an opportunity for the teams to build ranking points in order to qualify for the next Commonwealth Games.

The Association is hopeful that with the selfless service of the players, technical team and support from corporate entities, Ghana’s first major competition at home in four years could put hockey back in the limelight in the wake of the development of the sport in schools and communities.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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