2018 Sapholda Hockey League gets underway.
The Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium will be the venue of attraction as 22 clubs go into action for week one of the 2018 Sapholda Hockey League.
In the men’s category, the absence of Trustees means the title race will be a battle of three; GRA, Exchequers and Ghana Police. However, the outcome of the gala tells a different story as Ark Men, Reformers and Legon Knights will prove a hard nut to crack after winter reinforcements.
Defending league champions will put the gala final defeat behind them and get back to winning ways with the season opener against Reformers. The champions have beefed-up their squad with the acquisition of SWAG Hockey player of the year Salya Nsalbini, Stephen Asamoah and Samuel Afari from trustees and that might prove pivotal in their quest to lift the trophy.
On Saturday, Ghana police will welcome Legon Knights for the first match of the day. The 2016 league champions after a disappointing 2017 season will look to start the season on a good note. 2018 Sapholda gala champions, Exchequers will bring the curtains down on week one against Ark Men. The bankers after years in the wilderness will take inspiration from their gala triumph last weekend and head into the season.
In the women’s category, defending league champions, GRA start the season against Reformers on Friday. The current ACCC champions will look to start well after a bad gala outing. Last year’s league runners up, Ghana Police will lock horns with Ark Ladies on Saturday. Victory over arch rivals GRA in the gala final will be a boost of confidence to the law enforcers heading into the season. Extinguishers and Real Ambassador Ladies will square off in the women’s last match for week one.
In the youth category, Young Financiers will look to a bright start against Ark Boys before defending league and 2018 gala champions, Real Ambassadors take on Kasoa Heroes in the division’s last match of the day.
Multistix will face Citizens while Sapholda and Golden Sticks come face to face in the masters division.
FRIDAY 18TH MAY, 2018.
- GRA MEN VS REFORMERS MEN 7:00
- GRA LADIES VS REFORMERS LADIES 8:30
SATURDAY 19TH MAY, 2018
- POLICE MEN VS LEGON KNIGHTS 6:30
- MULTISTIX VS CITIZENS 8:00
- SAPHOLDA VS GOLDEN STICKS 9:30
- POLICE LADIES VS ARK LADIES 11:00
- EXTINGUISHERS VS REAL AMBA LADIES 13:00
- YOUNG FINANCIERS VS ARK BOYS 14:30
- REAL AMBA BOYS VS KASOA HEROES 16:00
- EXCHEQUERS VS ARK MEN 17:30