Africa Inline Hockey Cup

Rudi Bowe

Namibia Ice and Inline Hockey Federation (NIIHA) is currently preparing to host the 3rd edition of the prestigious Africa Cup Inline Hockey competition to take place from May 27 – Jun 1 at the Dome in Swakopmund.

The Africa Cup Inline Hockey Championships running in its third year is bigger and better in 2019. This year promises more teams, a new under 14 division as well as an Africa Cup Inline Hockey Market with live music, food and much more.
The pro division will host 9 teams that will include players from Germany, Canada, Brazil, India, Spain, France, Australia, South Africa and our local Namibian National Men’s teams.
This year there will be a new exciting under 14 division which will showcase the young talent of 8 teams in Namibia. Young players from Taiwan will also be taking part.
The focus this year will be on the spectators as there will be a market with a fun kid’s zone, stalls, food and live music. The spectators can join in on the action and will be called out from their seats to take part and win exciting prizes.
There will be an All-Star Game between Africa and the World with Team Africa and will consist of the best players from Africa.
The team will mostly be made up of Namibian National players and South African National players. The World team will be made up of 30 international players from around the world. What makes this game so special, is of the 100 players in the Africa Cup tournament, the best 20 players will be battling it out between them. All Star games tend to be high scoring as the players mostly focus on scoring goals and showing off to the crowd. Africa Cup Chair, Dave Hammond expects this game to be one of the major highlights of this event.
Dome Dragons are the defending champions. Namibia Senior Men came 2nd last year,
Junior Men came 4th. Will Dave Hammond and his
Dome Dragons meet the Namibia Senior
Men’s National team for the third consecutive time in the finals this year, or will another team come in and swoop up the cup.
The teams that will compete from top honours in the pro division are:
Pool A
Dare Devils
Buron Warriors
Nam Senior Men
Moose Knuckles
Pool B
Nam Junior Men
Dome Dragons
Hockeyshop Forster
The competitor in the under 14 tournament are;
Pool A
Ground Rush Adventures
TV2 Namibia
Pupkewitz von Baum’s
Pool B
Platz am Meer
Weimann’s Carpentry
WB Hardware

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