Telkom reclaim Africa Cup hockey title

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) premier league champions Telkom have reclaimed the Africa Cup for Club Championship title after defeating Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) women 2-0 in the finals played at the Abuja National Stadium, Nigeria on Saturday.

The Kenyan champions managed to exact revenge on GRA who beat them 1-0 in the last editions finals held earlier this year in their own turf before losing again on the same scoreline on Thursday in their last match of the group stages.

The win now gives Telkom their much awaited 10th title at the continental stage a fete that evaded them in the last edition held in Accra, Ghana.

Meanwhile, another Kenyan side in the tourney, United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) settled for the fourth spot after losing the playoffs 2-0 to Ghana Police with Nefisatu Umaru on target for both goals.

In the men’s category defending champions ElSharkia from Egypt bagged a record 24th title after edging GRA men 3-1 in an epic clash held at the same venue.

The win further stretches Egyptian dominance in the men’s tournament where it is only in the 1998 competition that the title went out of Egypt with the defunct Armed Forces of Kenya clinching the crown that year.

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