The Africa Hockey Road to Paris has released the Road to Paris Olympics 2024. The event, which will take place from October 29th to November 5th, 2023, will be held in Pretoria, South Africa. The Africa Hockey Federation has released the schedule for the tournament, which involves 15 teams, both men’s and women’s.
South Africa, the hosts, is in Pool A against Nigeria and Zimbabwe. South Africa is 14th in the world rankings and the 1st. Zimbabwe is 48th in the world and 5th in Africa. Nigeria is currently ranked 43rd in the world and 4th in Africa.
Pool B comprises Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, and Zambia. Egypt is 20th in the world rankings and 2nd in Africa. Ghana is 37th in the world and 3rd in Africa. Kenya is ranked 57th in the world and 6th in Africa. Zambia is 70th in the world and 7th in Africa.
Just like the men’s category, the ladies are also in two pools. Pool A comprises hosts South Africa, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. South Africa is 21st in the world and the 1st in the world. Nigeria is 38th in the world and 4th in Africa. Zimbwabwe are 39th in the world and 5th in Africa.
In pool B, it consists of Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, and Zambia. Ghana is ranked 32nd in the world and 2nd in Africa. Kenya is 37th in the world and 3rd in Africa. Namibia is 50th in the world and 6th in Africa. Zambia is 74th in the world and 8th in Africa.
The first match will be played on Sunday, October 29, between Ghana and Namibia. Kenya take on that same day with Zambia in the women’s category. On Monday, the Kenya men faceoff with Zambia at 10 am.