|Ghana's men beat Zimbabwe whilst ladies loose to SA|
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|Thursday, 18 October 2012 13:10|
The Ghana men’s team had a stroll in the park when they beat Zimbabwe 5-0 with goals from Daniel Bempah (2), Johnny Botsio (2) and Samuel Afari.
However their female counterparts could not avenge the mens lose to SA as the SA women stretched Ghana in a 4-0 win.
The SA versus Egypt men’s match lived up to its billing and what could have been 10-10 ended 1-0 to the South Africans thanks to London 2012 Olympian Clinton Panther’s seventh-minute winner.
Panther’s one-two with Grant Glutz down the right saw the Olympian Panther finish superbly and the outcome sees SA into Saturday’s 4.30 pm final.
SA captain Izelle Lategan, Demi du Toit, Tiffany Jones and Tanya Britz scored for the SA women who dominated from the first whistle in a match that failed to live up to expectations.
In the men’s tournament Ghana must beat Egypt in Friday’s midday clash to keep the north Africans out of the final.
In the women’s tournament all Ghana needs is a draw qualify against Kenya, who need a win to qualify in Friday’s 10 am clash to see who will face SA in Saturday’s 2 pm final, while Namibia still have a mathematical chance should the Kenyans somehow beat the Ghanaians by five clear goals.
In the Egypt/South Africa match both sides had chances aplenty with fantastic movement carving out clear opportunities but outstanding defensive work, great goalkeeping and ill-fortune combined to keep the scorekeepers relatively inactive in a high-class, heart-stopping match.
In the earlier matches the Namibia women beat Kenya 3-1 with goals from Marian Laubscher, Marcia Venter and Tegan Rix while Pauline Naise opened the scoring for Kenya.
courtesy: JONATHAN COOK www.sahockey.co.za
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