Sep 7, 2023

SA Men’s Hockey Squad Announced

The South African Hockey Men have a challenging 12-month period ahead. They will first attempt to qualify for the Paris Olympic Games at the African Hockey Road to Tokyo event in South Africa and should they qualify the Olympic Games. The team will also participate in the FIH Nations Cup 2024 as the defending champions in June 2024.

As a result, following the completion of the South African Hockey IPT the selectors have selected a squad of 32 players from which the squads for the above-mentioned tournaments, and any test series in that period will be selected.

The squad includes 11 of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games squad including Keenan Horne, Matt Guise-Brown and Dan Bell amongst others. Keenan Horne is the most experienced player in the team having represented the country on 106 occasions so far while at the other spectrum a couple of players will have the opportunity to earn their first test caps when called upon.

Several of the players that featured for the rotated SA Men’s team at the Azlan Shah trophy in 2022 could stake a claim for a regular inclusion going forward.

Head coach Cheslyn Gie:

“We are delighted to be able to announce the squad that will take us through our next challenges. We are always looking to raise the bar and continue with the fine performances of the men’s team on the international stage. We believe we have a good group of players that we have identified that will allow us to achieve our goals over the next 12 months.”

SA Men’s Hockey Squad 2023-24

Name Caps Name Caps Name Caps Name Caps
Andrew Hobson 19 Dan Bell 95 Keenan Horne 106 Peabo Lembethe 65
Anton van Loggerenberg 9 Dan Sibbald 48 Le-Neal Jackson 34 Ryan Julius 68
Bili Ntuli 92 Dayaan Cassiem 70 Luke Wynford 7 Sam Mvimbi 45
Brad Sherwood 30 Estiaan Kriek 29 Luthando Jonas 6 Siya Nolutshungu 46
Chad Futcher 9 Fawaaz Kahder 6 Matt de Sousa 35 Tevin Kok 58
Clayton Saker 19 Gowan Jones 77 Matt Guise-Brown 56 Trevor de Lora 19
Connor Beauchamp 37 Guy Morgan 11 Mustapha Cassiem 41 Tumi Ramphele 0
Dalpiarro Langford 0 Jacques van Tonder 16 Nic Spooner 58 Zenani Kraai 6

 

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