(Photo: SA Hockey / Marcel Sigg)

South Africa’s men and women have made the perfect start in their respective quests to seal a place at next year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague, with both winning their opening matches at the Africa Cup for Nations continental championship in Nairobi, Kenya.

South Africa men claimed a 6-2 win over Ghana to get their campaign off to a flying start and top the table at the end of Day 1, while Egypt were also victorious thanks to a narrow 3-2 win over host nation Kenya.  

South Africa women were 3-1 winners against Kenya, although they did not end the day at the top of the table. That privilege went to Ghana, who recorded a stunning 18-0 winner over Tanzania.

The action resumes on Tuesday when the women of Kenya face Tanzania before table toppers Ghana and South Africa go head to head. South Africa men are involved in arguably the match of the day when they clash with Egypt, with the day’s play finishing with Ghana playing tournament hosts Kenya.

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2013 Africa Cup For Nations – Day 1 Results.

Men
Egypt 3-2 Kenya
South Africa 6-2 Ghana

TEAM

P

 

 

W

 

D

 

L

 

GF

 

GA

GD

PTs

RSA

1

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

6

 

2

4

3

EGY

1

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

3

 

2

1

3

KEN

1

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

3

-1

0

GHA

1

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

2

 

6

-4

0


Women
Ghana 18-0 Tanzania
South Africa 3-1 Kenya

TEAM

 

 

P

 

 

W

 

D

 

L

 

GF

 

GA

GD

PTs

GHA

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

18

 

0

18

3

RSA

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

3

 

1

2

3

KEN

 

 

1

 

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

3

-2

0

TAN

 

 

1

 

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

18

-18

0