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Zimbabwe to host All Africa Games (Hockey)

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) chairman Resham Bains says that the All African Games, which also act as the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers,  will be held in Zimbabwe and not Mozambique as the rest of the events. This is because the latter has no International Olympic Committee approved hockey facility.

The chairman said this on Wednesday (23rd Feb 2011) as teh union received Ksh. 395,000 from the National Olympic Committee (NOC-Kenya) as part of the sponsorship for the floodlight tournament that began last weekend.

Kenya is preparing a strong team for the qualifiers and the KHU chair expressed optimism that the country will pull a surprise in Zimbabwe and qualify for London 2012. “The floodlights will go a long way in helping the union prepare the team a head of the continental championship” said Bains.

In addition to the all african games, the union is also preparing for the Nile Basin hockey tournament in Egypt in May.

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