SA youth teams likely to qualify

2010-02-24 00:00

THE South African youth Olympics hockey teams are on course to win the Africa qualifiers for the first ever Youth Olympic Games due to start in Singapore later this year.

The national U17 boys’ team have won two from two and the girls one from one outing in East London

The SA boys beat a fired-up Zimbabwe 5-0 after winning their opener 6-1 against Namibia. The SA girls endured some nervous moments before overcoming feisty Namibia 2-1.

The SA U17 boys’ and girls’ teams are also in competition with their equivalent national soccer teams, as the soccer boys and girls have been given first option according to Sascoc for the one team berth in each gender allocated to Team South Africa.

Meanwhile, the Hockey World Cup from February 28 to March 13 in Delhi, India will see the SA men’s team’s matches covered live on SuperSport 6 with repeats on SS5 and SS7.


Sunday - Boys: SA 5 (Grant Glutz 2, Ignatius Malgraff, Chad Cairncross, Curtis Samboer) Zimbabwe 0; Ghana 6 Namibia 0; Egypt 5 Kenya 0.

Girls: SA 2 (Tiffany Jones, Kirsty Gibbings) Namibia 1 (Tegan Rix); Ghana 2 Zimbabwe 0.

Monday – Boys: SA 6 (Chad Cairncross, Ignatius Malgraff, Grant Glutz 3, Louis Mbuyu) Namibia 1 (Anatie Hans); Ghana 4 Kenya 0; Egypt 5 Zimbabwe 0.

Girls: Zimbabwe 1 Kenya 0; Namibia 1 Ghana 0.

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