• Short Summary

    In Cairo on Sunday (27 October) Ghana won the African Hockey Championship after Kenya drew with Egypt in the final match of the series.

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    In Cairo on Sunday (27 October) Ghana won the African Hockey Championship after Kenya drew with Egypt in the final match of the series.

    Ghana now qualifies to represent Africa in the Wold Cup championships next year in Kuala Lumpur.

    The title was in doubt until the end of the match... if Kenya had won, it would have gained the honours.

    But Egypt held on well to keep the scores level at two-all.

    Six nations should have contested the title, but Tanzania failed to take part without offering an explanation.

    SYNOPSIS: Kenya, in dark socks, win the bully-off against Egypt in the final match of the African Hockey Championships in Cairo on Sunday. The Kenyans were making an all out effort to win the match, which would also have given them the title.

    The Kenyan team was top seeded for the series, which originally should have been contested by six nations but Tanzania withdrew without explanation at the last minute.

    This goal by Kenya equalised the scores at one-all, as Egypt had scored in the opening minutes of the match.

    Kenya had a tough time against the Egyptians, who hadn't won a match in the series. But they were unlucky at times.

    Kenya hit the front after eight minutes of play in the second half, when inside-right Binder intercepted a cross-circle shot.

    Egypt scored again later to equalise, and the match was drawn two-all, leaving Ghana as tournament winners and African representatives in next year's World Cup series. The Ghanaian team had been watching anxiously from the sidelines and rushed onto the field at the end of play.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GCFHMIBXGGFV7TPQTIKLVPEL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GCFHMIBXGGFV7TPQTIKLVPEL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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