Tall order as Kenya girls chase 2nd spot at Africa Championships

Tall order as Kenya girls chase 2nd spot at Africa Championships

Tall order as Kenya girls chase 2nd spot at Africa Championships

Ghana  will face South Africa in the final match of the ongoing Africa Hockey Championship[s in South Africa with the winner of the match earning a ticket to the Rio Olympics in 2016 as both teams remain unbeaten .

Played on a  round robin format , South Africa lead the table standings going to the final match with 15 points from five matches while Ghana have 13 points from 4 wins and a draw .

Ghana played to a 3-3 draw against Kenya on Saturday in a balanced affair  and a win for Ghana against fancied South Africa could see them qualify for the competition on 16 points.

The Kenyan  girls who suffered a 12-0 embarrassing loss to host nation South Africa on Friday will have to  hammer Nigeria  with a  convincing margin in their final outing on Saturday and hope that South Africa beats Ghana heavily for a chance to finish in second place .

 Kenya are currently in third place on the table standings with 10 points from 3 wins, one draw and a heavy loss.

Seven women teams took part in the competition  including host nation South Africa , Ghana , Kenya , Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria and Tanzania in order of appearance on the table.

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