Players of Team Delta to the Africa Cup for Club Champion Hockey Championship have dismissed lack of incentives as cause for their woeful performance at the Africa Cup for Club Champions Hockey Championship won by El-Sharkia of Egypt and Telecom from Kenya in the men and women respectively at the Hockey Complex in Package B of Abuja National Stadium at the weekend.
El-Sharkia defeated GRA of Ghana 3-1 to hold on to the men’s title while Telkom from Kenya defeated their Ghanaian counterpart for the women’s crown.
In the men’s category, Egypt paraded El-Sharkia and Eastern Co, Ghana had GRA and Exchequers while hosts Nigeria had Niger Flickers and Kada Stars. For the female category, Ghana had GRA and Ghana Police and Kenya sent Telkom and USIU teams while Nigeria Delta and Kada Queens failed to flick, as they made up the number of participants. And they were pounded round in the continental championship.
The Delta Queens players told The Guardian that their inability to flick went beyond lack of incentives, as they fingered inadequate preparations and called for the State Hockey Association to return to the drawing board. Read more