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Watch Africa’s Hockey Stars Pave Their Way To The Olympics

Can our local teams earn their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? And will South Africa’s women’s team claim their seventh title?

The best African hockey nations are coming together at Stellenbosch University for the AFCON African Road to Tokyo hockey tournament from 12 – 18 August 2019. Men’s and women’s teams will battle it out to represent their countries at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

WHO’S PLAYING?
There’ll be eight men's teams from South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The women’s tournament will consist of seven teams, with all but Egypt from the men’s tournament participating.

SA men’s Coach, Garreth Ewing and SA Women’s coach, Rob van Ginkel, have been working hard assembling the best national squads possible.

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Due to Nigeria and Uganda experiencing Visa problems amongst others, the fixtures have been changed:

SCHEDULE (Updated on 14 August, full schedule below)

  • Monday 12 August: 9 am–6:30 pm
  • Tuesday 13 August: 11 am – 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday 14 August: Rest day
  • Thursday 15 August: 9 am – 6:30 pm           
  • Friday 16 August: Rest day
  • Saturday 17 August: 9 am – 6:30 pm 
  • Sunday 18 August: 9 am – 6:30 pm

THE VENUE
The tournament takes place at Stellenbosch University hockey field, PSO Club House, Coetzenberg, Stellenbosch. Teams will be playing on an artificial surface and you can watch the action from the spectator stands. 

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REFRESHMENTS
There’ll be food vendors, a tuck-shop and beer tent. Fill up on pizza, toasted sandwiches, warm chips, boerie rolls, burgers, vetkoek and mince, pancakes and more.

ATTENDING THE AFCON HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Tickets cost R10 for school pupils, R20 for students and R40 for adults and can be booked online or bought at the gate. For more information, please contact the organisers directly on +27(0)83 461 4722 or +27(0)82 578 0840. There is secure parking at the hockey field at no extra charge. |

This event is organised by the South African Hockey Association (SAHA) and Western Province Hockey Union (WPHU).

African Olympic Qualifier Tournament 2019, Stellenbosch

Images: Kim Clayton

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If you love the game, check out our section on sports and places to watch soccer.

While you’re in the area, check out the nightlife and things to do in Stellenbosch.

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