Sharks and D.E Stars to rep Zambia in Africa Cup Hockey Championship

Lusaka Sharks and D.E Stars Hockey clubs are set to represent Zambia in the 2015 Africa Cup of Club Championships slated for 12th December, 2015 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC). In an interview with the Lusaka star, Hockey Association National Coordinator Thomas Mumba said eight female and 10 male teams from seven African countries will be participating during the prestigious tourney.

Lusaka Sharks and D.E Stars Hockey clubs are set to represent Zambia in the 2015 Africa Cup of Club Championships slated for 12th December, 2015 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC). Lusaka Sharks and D.E Stars Hockey clubs are set to represent Zambia in the 2015 Africa Cup of Club Championships slated for 12th December, 2015 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC).

In an interview with the Lusaka star, Hockey Association National Coordinator Thomas Mumba said eight female and 10 male teams from seven African countries will be participating during the prestigious tourney.

“Over 350 athletes will battle it out in the event which is hosted annually for the top African hockey clubs. But for Zambia, eight females and 10 males will feature in this year's tournament,” he said.

Mr. Mumba said he is hopeful that the two Zambian teams comprising of young athletes will perform according to his expectation as they adequately prepared for the tourney.

Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia are among the countries that will be participating.

Zambia hosted the first  Africa Cup of Club Championships hockey tournament at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in 2011 when hockey was being revived in the country.

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