SA Awarded Opening Victory as Botswana No-Show at Indoor Africa Cup 

The Spar South Africa indoor women's team was awarded a 5-0 forfeit victory on the opening day of the Indoor Africa Cup in Swakopmund, after Botswana was unable to honour the fixture due to travel difficulties. Photos: SA Hockey Association / Zac Zinn

The Spar South Africa indoor women’s team was awarded a 5-0 forfeit victory on the opening day of the Indoor Africa Cup, after Botswana was unable to honour the fixture due to travel difficulties, in Swakopmund, Namibia, on Thursday, 23 May, 2024.

According to tournament regulations, the games were awarded to the South African team with a 5-0 scoreline. 

Despite the absence of their opponents, the South Africans made use of their allotted time to train and prepare, and now look forward to their critical match against Namibia on Friday.

Namibia have shown their inclination to upset South African hopes in recent years, and a loss on Friday could significantly impact their chances of qualifying for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup.

Fixtures and Results of the Indoor Africa Cup 2024 in Swakopmund, Namibia

23 May – South Africa 5-0 Botswana (Forfeit)
23 May – Namibia 12-0 Zimbabwe

24 May (13:30) Botswana v Zimbabwe
24 May (17:00) Namibia v South Africa

25 May (12:30) South Africa v Zimbabwe
25 May (14:00) Botswana v Namibia

26 May (12:30) Bronze Medal Match
26 May (15:30) Gold Medal Match

The Spar South Africa Team for the African Hockey Indoor Cup of Nations (Caps as at Tournament Commencement)

Caylin Den Bakker (11)
Kayla De Waal (50)
Cheree Greyvenstein (70)
Laikén Brisset (23)
Daniella Mendes De Oliveira (37)
Laylaa Davids (5)
Edith Molikoe (69)
Malikah Hamza (17)
Jamie Southgate (92)
Sarah Paget (12)
Jessica Lardant (63)
Tegan Fourie (68)


Main Photo Caption: The Spar South Africa indoor women’s team was awarded a 5-0 forfeit victory on the opening day of the Indoor Africa Cup in Swakopmund, after Botswana was unable to honour the fixture due to travel difficulties. Photos: SA Hockey Association / Zac Zinn

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