Kenya and Uganda, both men and women have all qualified for next year’s Africa Games that will be staged in Accra, Ghana.
This came at the backdrop that many nations failed to filed their teams at the North-East Africa region qualifiers west for next week at the Sikh Union Stadium in Nairobi.
The qualifiers that were to be held between May 17-21 were canceled by Africa Hockey Federation after nations like Tanzania, Egypt, Burundi, Libya, Seychelles and Sudan failed to sign in their teams, handing Uganda and Kenya the two slots, who were the only registered teams to compete.
A letter addressed to Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) chairman Nashon Randiek from the AHF said: “Reference is made to the above mentioned regional tournament which should begin on the May 17, nine days from today. The AfHF was hoping that Tanzania men’s and women’s teams would be able to confirm joining Kenya and Uganda but this was finally confirmed as not possible.”
“Kenya and Uganda are therefore declared by the AfHF as qualified teams from the North-East Region for the 2023 Africa Games-cum-2024 Paris Olympic qualifier.”