South Africa’s men and women are unbeaten after the first two days of the Africa Cup of Nations in Pretoria.
Both teams are favourites for the tournament, with the winners getting automatic entry into next year’s men’s BDO Hockey World Cup and women’s Samsung Hockey World Cup in Germany and Spain respectively.
The South African men cruised to a pair of easy victories, 5-0 against Nigeria and 4-0 over Ghana, while the women thrashed Namibia 9-0 in their tournament opener.
In other matches played over the weekend, Egypt men defeated Ghana 4-2 in their opening match before thumping Namibia 7-2 on Sunday. They are on top of the points table from South Africa on goal difference.
In the women's tournament, Ghana and Nigeria drew 1-1 in the Sunday’s other match. Monday is a rest day for all teams.
Results - Day 1
Egypt 4 defeated Ghana 2
Goals: EGY - Sameh Metwaly PC 3m PC 57m, Mohamed Sameer PC 27m PC 38m; GHA - Joseph Appiah PC 29m, Daniel Lamptey PC 70m
South Africa 5 defeated Nigeria 0
Goals: RSA - Ian Symons PC 27m PC 38m, Gareth Carr PC 48m, Steve Phillips FG 55m FG 56m
Results - Day 2
Ghana 1 drew Nigeria 1
Goals: GHA - Greta Aryeetey FG 39m; NIG - Christy Agbo FG 60m
South Africa 9 defeated Namibia 0
Goals: RSA - Candice Forword FG 18m, Henna du Buisson PC 28m, Dalean de Kock PC 35m, Kate Hector PC 35m PC 66m PC 70m, Tarryn Bright FG 38m, Lindsey Carlisle PC 42m, Marsha Marescia FG 54m
Egypt 7 defeated Namibia 2
Goals: EGY - Sayed El Shahat FG 9m FG 38m, Sameh Metwaly PC 34m PC 47m, Mahmoud Farouk PC 40m, Ahmed Ezz PC 68m, Ahmed Said FG 69m; NAM - Heinrich Swartbooi FG 16m, Reagon Graig FG 55m
South Africa 4 defeated Ghana 0
Goals: RSA - Steve Phillips FG 2m, Ian Symons PC 12m, Lungile Tsolekile FG 20m, Darren Gallagher PC 55m
Egypt 6 points
South Africa 6
South Africa 3 points
Tuesday 4 October
Namibia v Nigeria, 10:30
Egypt v South Africa, 16:30
Ghana v Namibia, 12:30
South Africa v Nigeria, 14:30
Wednesday 5 October
Egypt v Nigeria, 14:30
Ghana v Namibia, 16:30
Thursday 6 October
Namibia v Nigeria, 14:30
South Africa v Ghana, 16:30
Friday 7 October
Ghana v Nigeria, 14:30
South Africa v Namibia, 16:30
Saturday 8 October
3 v 4, 13:30
1 v 2, 18:30
3 v 4, 11:00
1 v 2, 16:00
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