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Africa Hockey championships: GRA denies Telkom 10th title

Roberta Sarfoa Owusu scored the only goal for Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to win their maiden title at the concluded Africa Cup for Club Championships today in Ghana.

The win ended the dominance of Kenyan side Telkom on home turf in a final match played ay Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium.

This was the first time for Telkom, who were gunning for a record 10th title, have lost a match in any competition since a 1-0 defeat to Strathmore University Scorpions in a Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League match on April 5, 2014 at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi.

It was sweet revenge for GRA, who had lost their past six meetings against Telkom, including a 1-0 loss at this year’s tourney during the preliminary stage. Telkom also beat GRA in the 2012 and 2016 finals.

Buoyed by the home fans, GRA were quick off the blocks piling early pressure on Telkom. They have could not take advantage of five short corners as Akinyi in the Telkom goal kept them at bay.

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