2022 Commonwealth Games: Mixed Results in Hockey for Ghana, South Africa and Kenya

2022 Commonwealth Games: Mixed Results in Hockey for Ghana, South Africa and Kenya

Keba Mothoagae
August 1, 2022 at 5:31 PM
  • The various hockey teams representing several African countries in hockey had mixed fortunes in the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • The Ghanaian and Kenyan women's teams suffered defeats, while South Africa's men's side won a thriller against Scotland
  • Ghana's men will take on Canada in the late match to be held at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre

Team Africa's hockey results were rather mixed on Day 4 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

In the first match of the day in the women's Group A, Wales hammered Kenya 4-0. Millie Holm, Elizabeth Bingham, Leah Wilkinson and Isobel Webb were all on the scoresheet for the Welsh.

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It was a day of mixed results in the 2022 Commonwealth Games' hockey for the African teams. Image source: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

Later, Kenya suffered a much heavier 11-0 defeat to Scotland in Group B. Fiona Burnet (x2), Charlotte Watson (x2), Sarah Jamieson (x2), Jennifer Eadie, Louise Campbell, Amy Costello, Bronwyn Shields and Katie Robertson all struck for the Scots against a besieged Kenya.

In arguably the match of the day, South Africa defeated Scotland 5-4 in the men's Group A. Alan Forsyth, Andrew McConnell, Cammy Golden and Struan Walker all scored for the Scottish team. In response, Nqobile Ntuli, Nicholas Spooner, Taine Paton, Dayaan Cassiem and Matthew Guise-Brown pushed the South Africans to a sensational victory.

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Ghana will look to put in a good showing in the late match against Canada in Group B.

Commonwealth Games: Kizz Daniel’s Buga sets Birmingham alight as Nigerian athletes create rapturous scene

Team Nigeria created a sensational scene as they made a giant entry during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham.

As reported by Sports Brief, a very large crowd of athletes and officials watched as the Nigerian team hoisted the national flag at the athlete's village as Kizz Daniel’s trending song ‘Buga’ reverberated in the arena.

Nigeria outlet, Vanguard, reports that although it was meant to be a small ceremony, big athletes from other countries joined in dancing to the song.

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