Oct 18, 2023

SA Hockey Women named for African Hockey Road to Paris 2024 Qualifier

South African Hockey has today announced the SA Women’s Hockey Team to participate in the African Hockey Road to Paris 2024 Qualifier taking place in just under two weeks in Pretoria.

The winner of the 7-team tournament will earn a spot at the Paris Olympic Games in July 2024. South Africa are in Pool A of the tournament alongside Nigeria and Zimbabwe with the top two teams advancing to the Semi-Finals.

Head Coach Giles Bonnet and his selectors have announced an 18-player squad for the tournament. Seven of the players that were part of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo remain as the core of the squad including the highly experienced Celia Seerane and Quanita Bobbs, while at the other end of the spectrum Aphiwe Dimba and Paris-Gail Isaacs have their opportunity to begin their national journey.

“We are looking forward to the tournament and the opportunity to take on the rest of Africa. We have had a couple of good camps and we want to make our country proud and secure qualification for the Paris Olympics. We believe the squad selected will have a great opportunity to do exactly that.” Shared Giles Bonnet

The African Hockey Road to Paris 2024 Qualifier takes place at Tuks University from the 29 October – 5 November. Tickets will be available on the SA Hockey app or at the gate.

SA Women’s Team – African Hockey Road to Paris 2024

Name Caps Name Caps Name Caps
Anelle Van Deventer 42 Erin Christie 93 Onthatile Zulu 44
Antonet Louw 14 Jean-Leigh Du Toit 28 Paris-Gail Isaacs 0
Aphiwe Dimba 0 Kayla De Waal 10 Quanita Bobbs 172
Bianca Wood 35 Kayla Swarts 9 Stephanie Botha 21
Celia Seerane 173 Kristen Paton 68 Taheera Augousti 16
Edith Molikoe 22 Ntsopa Mokoena 16 Tarryn Lombard 80

SA Women’s Fixtures – African Hockey Road to Paris 2024

29/10/2023 – 16:00 – South Africa vs. Zimbabwe
30/10/2023 – 10:00 – South Africa vs. Nigeria

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