Team SA Win 7th Consecutive Hockey AFCON Title

by | Jan 24, 2022

The South African women’s hockey team defeated Ghana 3-1, to claim their seventh consecutive Africa Cup of Nations championship title at Theodosia Oko Hockey Pitch on Sunday, 23 January 2022.

The two teams faced each other for the fifth consecutive time in the final round, however the outcome remained in favour of the Green and Gold.

It was Ghana that broke the deadlock in the 6th minute through Elizabeth Opoku before Charne Maddocks equalized for South Africa in the 15th minute.

In the 23rd minute, it was Kristen Paton’s turn to put her name on the scoresheet with a spectacular conversion of a penalty corner leaving Ghana’s defence in complete tatters.

Despite both teams pushing themselves harder to score more goals in the third quarter, they could not find the back of the net.

Lilian du Plessis’ penalty strike silenced the host nation’s fan as Team SA sealed the victory to qualify for the FIH Women’s World Cup.

The third-place match between Zimbabwe and Kenya ended 0-0 after regular time and a winner had to be decided via penalties.

Kenya claimed the bronze medal after they won 3-1.

Nigeria finished fifth through a field goal from Alfa John against Namibia, while Catherine Kalomo’s brace helped Zambia finish seventh against Uganda.

 

Final Ranking of the Africa Cup of Nations Hockey Championship:
1. South Africa
2. Ghana
3. Kenya
4. Zimbabwe
5. Nigeria
6. Namibia
7. Zambia
8. Uganda

 

Individual Awards:
Top Goalscorer – Tarryn Lombard
Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Phumelela Mbande

 

Photo 1 Caption: The South African women’s hockey team defeated Ghana 3-1, to claim their seventh consecutive Africa Cup of Nations championship title at Theodosia Oko Hockey Pitch on Sunday, 23 January 2022. Photo: African Hockey Federation (Facebook)

 

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