In Cairo on Sunday (27 October) Ghana won the African Hockey Championship after Kenya drew with Egypt in the final match of the series.
GV Kenya (in dark socks) wins bully-off and play moves into Egyptian half (left); play moves back into Kenyan half (right)
GV PAN Kenya attacking in Egyptian half
SV Officials watching
GV Kenya score from circle penalty and players congratulated(2 shots)
GV PAN Second half (Egyptians playing right to left) Egypt takes free hit and play continues
SV Reserves looking on
GV PAN Kenya score from cross circle hit intercepted by forward
GV PAN Kenya takes short corner, play around Egyptian circle
GV Ghanaian team rushes on to pitch
VARIOUS STAGES OF PLAY, INCLUDING TWO KENYAN GOALS.
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Background: 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.