As the year draws to a close, the forthcoming Kathea Energy Nkosi Cup stands poised to conclude a successful period for South African hockey. This prestigious indoor hockey tournament, scheduled from December 15th to 19th at the Wynberg Military Sports Stadium, will mark the closing event in a year of unparalleled achievements for the country’s hockey landscape.
South Africa’s hockey journey throughout 2023 has been nothing short of remarkable. Hosting the FIH Indoor World Cup in February marked a historic moment as it was the first time the event was held outside Europe. The South African Men’s team made a memorable entry into the Quarter Finals, while the Women’s team displayed their prowess by reaching the Semi Finals, garnering widespread acclaim.
Further strengthening the nation’s hockey achievements, securing a spot in the Paris Olympics added another feather to South Africa’s cap. The remarkable performances in the Junior World Cup campaigns by the U21 sides and the upcoming participation of the Hockey5s women’s team in the impending World Cup in January have set an inspiring tone for the future of hockey in the nation.
“The Kathea Energy Nkosi Cup serves as a fitting finale to a year filled with exceptional achievements in South African hockey,” expressed SA Hockey interim CEO Shaune Baaitjies. “This tournament is not only a showcase of top-tier indoor hockey talent but also a celebration of the sport’s growth and accomplishments within the country.”
With the Kathea Energy Nkosi Cup gathering teams from South Africa, USA, Namibia, and Ireland, the event is poised to culminate the year with thrilling matches and a display of sheer sportsmanship.
As South Africa bids farewell to an extraordinary year for hockey, the Kathea Energy Nkosi Cup promises to be an exhilarating conclusion, uniting fans and athletes in a celebration of the sport’s spirit and excellence.
For tickets to the event, please visit the SA Hockey Fan App, games will be streamed live through the Supersport Schools App.