Namibia, SA Clash in Indoor Hockey Test Series

The Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) is to play host to the Africa Indoor Cup, which gets underway in Windhoek tomorrow. The games will serve as the Africa qualifiers for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Indoor Hockey World Cup in Germany early next year and the event will take place in the format of a test series between South Africa and Namibia. The competition will be staged at the Windhoek Show Grounds starting with exhibition matches in the Under-17 age group with the official opening slated for Friday at 15h30. An official handover of national colours will take place at the Stick amp Whistle Clubhouse at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Olympia tomorrow at 18h00.

The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) in conjunction with Telecom, TN Mobile, Bank Windhoek and FampH Promotions are the proud sponsors of the tournament.

The full programme reads as follows:

Thursday 10 April 2014

18:00 – 19:00 U17 Girls invitational – Namibia vs SA

19:00 – 20:00 U17 Boys invitational – Namibia vs SA

Friday 11 April 2014

13:00 – 14:30 Official and Umpires meeting

15:30 Opening Ceremony at the Sports Facilitation Centre

– Teams dressed in formal attire

– Welcoming by NHU President

– Raising of National Flag

– Singing of National Anthem

– Sung by St George’s Diocesan School

– Words from the Sports Minister of Namibia

– “Burn” sung by Mari van Lill

– FIHAHF Opening of Tournament Speech

16:30 U17 Girls invitational – Namibia vs SA

17:30 U17 Boys invitational – Namibia vs SA

Dinner served during the matches

19:00 Namibia vs South Africa Women

20:30 Namibia vs South Africa Men

Saturday 12 April 2014

16:30 U17 Girls SA vs Namibia

17:30 U17 Boys SA vs Namibia

19:00 Namibia vs South Africa Women

20:30 Namibia vs South Africa Men

Sunday 13 April 2014

8:30 Namibia vs South Africa Women

10:00 Namibia vs South Africa Men

11:30 Medal amp Closing ceremony

Source : New Era