Hockey: Kenya face Pharaohs test in Africa Cup of Nations semifinals

Kenya Hockey Men at the City Park Hockey Stadium set to travel to Ghana to represent the Country at the Africa Cup of Nations from 17-23rd January 2022. Jan 13, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

National men's hockey team will on Saturday play Egypt in one of the semi-finals of Africa Cup of Nations at Theodosia Ukoh Hockey Stadium in Accra, Ghana.

Commonly referred to as ‘Chui’, Kenya qualified for the semi-finals after beating Namibia 4-1 in Group A.

They proceeded to lose 2-1 to South Africa to finish second in the group.

Egypt on another hand finished top of Pool 'B' unbeaten after thrashing Nigeria 4-1, edging out Ghana 1-0 and 3-1 win over Uganda.

Egypt head into the match with a better record against the East Africans.

In their recent meeting, the Pharaohs thrashed Kenya 4-1 in the previous edition in Ismaili.

Egypt also emerged 3-2 victors in the 2013 edition held at City Park Stadium in Nairobi.

The losers will battle for a bronze medal on Sunday.

At the end of the event, the winners in the women's edition will represent the continent in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup on July 1 to 17 to be co-hosted by Netherlands and Spain, while the winner in the men's event will book a slot in next year's championship in India on January 13-29.

 

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