The roots of hockey are deeply rooted in Africa's Egyptian and Ethiopian ancient sports
The roots of hockey are deeply rooted in Africa's Egyptian and Ethiopian ancient sports.
African hockey history shows that a form of hockey was played in Egypt 4,000 years ago and in ancient Ethiopia 1,000 years BC.
African HockeyAfrican Hockey Federation (AfHF) is the central governing body of field hockey in Africa. The African Hockey Federation is located on Townsend Road in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Bulawayo has long been known as the industrial hub of Zimbabwe and the multimillion-dollar sports complex.
Khumalo was opened on September 13, 1995 built by Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Public Works who in turn handed the administration over to the Sport and Recreation Commission to manage on behalf of the Zimbabwe Government. Seif Ahmed is the current President of the African Hockey Federation; Vice Presidents are Nii Quaye-Kumah and Ginny Ross,
However, South Africa won the continental qualifier however, the team did not participate in the 2016 Olympics. South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and South African Hockey Association (SAHA) made an agreement on the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification criteria that the Continental Qualification route would not be considered. As a result, New Zealand, as the highest-ranked team from the 2014-15 Hockey World League Semifinals not already qualified, participated instead.
Ghana women’s team had hopes of qualifying for the 216 Rio games with the backing of The Fédération Internationale de Hockey or International Hockey Federation, commonly known as FIH. The women's senior national hockey team was been training at the Theodosia Okoh National Hockey Stadium in Ghana's capital Accra.
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