SuperGroup South Africa made it two from two with a professional 5-0 win over Namibia at the African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 tournament on Thursday, 15 August, 2019, where Namibia played a deep game looking to attack the hosts on the counterattack but were ultimately caught out by the superior finishing and class of the South Africans.

Dirkie Chamberlain opened the scoring off a rebound, but the South Africans had to wait until the 39th minute for Tarryn Glasby to bundle over a goal. Nikki Veto then scored the goal of the day when she made it 3-0 before a Lilian du Plessis penalty corner made it 4-0.

The 5-0 Win Moved South Africa To The top of The Log

There was still time for Ongi Mali to get in on the action with the fifth and her second of the tournament. The 5-0 win moved South Africa to the top of the log as the only team with a 100% record.

Tomorrow the tournament has its second rest day before it reaches its climax over the weekend. The games are streamed live on the Shoott South Africa Facebook page.

 

African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 Results – 15 August 2019:

Kenya 0-2 Zimbabwe
Namibia 0-5 South Africa

Fixtures on 17 August, 2019:

09:00 – Namibia vs. Ghana
15:00 – Kenya vs. South Africa

 

Photo 1 Caption: Nikki Veto and Izelle Verster in tiptoe form in the SuperGroup’s African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 match against Namibia on Thursday, 15 August, 2019, where the South Africans claimed a 5-0 victory. Photo: Eunice Visagie

 

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