The South African Ladies’s Indoor Hockey group sealed a decent 3-2 win over Namibia to go unbeaten within the pool stage of the Kathea Nkosi Cup on the Wynberg Navy base on Monday, 18 December 2023.
Having labored so arduous for this end result, South Africa might be hoping they will cross the ultimate hurdle as they tackle Namibia in Tuesday’s Kathea Nkosi Cup closing, in Cape City.
It was a gradual begin to Monday night time’s match, with the primary aim was solely scored in the direction of the tip of the second quarter, within the nineteenth minute of the sport.
Teagan Fourie netted the primary aim for South Africa, shortly earlier than halftime. Her stroke was awarded after Namibia goalkeeper Petro Stoffberg missed-timed a problem to take out Bonolo Moabi.
South Africa then doubled their lead within the third quarter via match MVP Kayla de Waal, earlier than Malikah Hamza made it 3-0 from a penalty nook, and the hosts seemed to be heading for a snug victory with 6 minutes remaining within the recreation.
African champs Namibia had been of no such thoughts, and offered late drama aplenty as none aside from Kiana Cormack scored two fast targets for Namibia, leaving the rating at 3-2 with the clock ticking down.
Regardless of the extraordinary strain, hosts South Africa held their nerve to safe the victory, and can face the identical opponents in Tuesday night’s closing, at 6:45 pm.
Namibia vs Eire
Within the day’s earlier match, Eire failed of their closing try to to safe a win through the match, shedding 2-1 to Namibia of their closing tie in Cape City. The present African Champions Namibia had been gunning for a win to safe their place in at present’s closing.
Eire posed an early problem to the Namibians as Lilly Lloyd opened the scoring after she picked up a rebound ball and put it behind the web.
However Namibia was again on degree phrases as prime goal-scorer Kiana Cormack bought a aim within the fifteenth minute, through a penalty stroke.
The sport was going at a frenetic tempo however neither group could possibly be separated. Nonetheless, being the participant she is, Cormack scored her second aim to increase her group’s slender lead, and that was sufficient to see Namibia take the win.
Fixtures and Outcomes on the Inaugural Kathea Power Nkosi Cup, on the Wynberg Navy Base Stadium in Cape City, from Friday 15 to Tuesday 19 December, 2023:
Fri 15 Dec, 20h00: Eire 4-5 South Africa (MVP – Cailynn den Bakker, South Africa)
Sat 16 Dec, 12h00: Namibia 5-3 Eire (MVP – Kiana Cormack, Namibia)
Sat 16 Dec, 18h45: South Africa 3-1 Namibia (MVP – Gillian Hermanus, Namibia)
Solar 17 Dec, 18h30: Eire 3-4 South Africa (MVP – Edith Molikoe, South Africa)
Mon 18 Dev, 11h00: Namibia 2-1 Eire (MVP – Petra Stoffberg, Namibia)
Mon 18 Dev, 18h45: South Africa 3-2 Namibia (MVP – Kayla de Waal, South Africa)
Tue 19 Dec, 18h45: Ladies’s Last
Daniela de Oliveira
Cailynn den Bakker
Kayla de Waal
Coach: A.J Springbok
Supervisor: Tracey Flowers
Coach: Rob Abbot
Supervisor: Gareth Myburgh
Coach: Shayne Cormack
Supervisor: Shaheed Abrahams
Picture Caption: The South African Ladies’s Indoor Hockey group sealed a decent 3-2 win over Namibia to go unbeaten within the pool levels, whereas Namibia beat Eire 2-1 in Monday’s morning match to safe their place towards South Africa in Tuesday’s closing of the Kathea Nkosi Cup, on the Wynberg Navy base on Monday, 18 December 2023. All Photographs: Nathier Suleiman / SA Hockey Affiliation