South African Hockey Teams Sweep Double At Africa Cup of Nations 2021
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On Sunday, South Africa’s men’s and women’s hockey teams won the African Cup of Nations in both categories in Accra, Ghana.
South Africa’s ladies defeated Ghana 3-1 in the final to qualify for the World Cup, which will be held jointly by Spain and the Netherlands in late this year, July. South African Hockey Teams sweep double at Africa Cup of Nations in Accra.
Since 1994, the African Nations Cup has been won by the women’s team.
The dominant side scored 23 goals in the competition and surrendered a goal in the final for the first time when Elizabeth Opoku scored a sixth-minute penalty to grab a surprising early lead. The South Africans, on the other hand, mounted a fantastic comeback to win convincingly 3-1.
Tarryn Glasby, a South African forward, was the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals.
South Africa finished seventh in the 1998 Women’s FIH Hockey World Cup, the best finish by an African team.
The Women’s World Cup will be held for the 15th time this year.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s men’s squad finished their Afcon campaign with a triumph over African powerhouse Egypt in the final at the Theodosia Okoh Stadium in Accra.
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South Africa won the penalty shoot-out 3-1 after the score was 1-1 at the end of regulation time.
South Africa has now won eight consecutive men’s tournaments. SA now has a World Cup berth at the FIH’s blue riband event in India next year, thanks to the triumph.