Ghana is set to host the prestigious Hockey Africa Cup for Club Championship (ACCC) tournament at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium from Saturday, January 20 – 28.
The Africa Hockey Federation (AfHF) handed Ghana the right to host the rest of Africa at its last congress in November, 2017 in Egypt.
This will be the fourth time Ghana is hosting the competition.
The men’s category will have clubs from Ghana, Egypt and Nigeria compete while the female category will have clubs from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria compete.
The Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Robert Sarfo Mensah, says the hockey stadium is in good shape to host the tournament.
“The body in charge of the facility which is being used for the tournament will ensure that all what needs to be done to ensure that the facility is in a better shape to host our guests, we will do that,” he told TV3.
“Of course between now and 20th January that the tournament begins, our estate department will come around to ensure that the washrooms and all other facilities that are required to support a better hosting of the tournament we will do that.”
President of the Ghana Hockey Federation Richard Akpokavie is confident a Ghanaian club can win the championship for the first time.
“For this tournament, they are all doing their best to support so that we will all have a very wonderful tournament so that come end of the tournament, we will all say that we have hosted the continent not only hosted but we have also won the competitions. So, we hoping that this year will be a different year, not only supporting but we will also be able to win this tournament,” he told TV3.
By Nana Akua Amankwaa|3news.com|Ghana