Jan 2, 2024

SA Mens Team Announced for Summer Series 2024

South African Hockey unveils its Men’s Squad for the upcoming Summer Series in the Western Cape, set to be a riveting display of skill, teamwork, and determination. The series will see the national men’s team face off against formidable opponents – France, Netherlands, and India – in what promises to be a thrilling showcase of world-class hockey.

With all four teams having secured their spots for the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, this series presents a crucial phase in the preparation for the pinnacle event. South Africa is gearing up to elevate its game and seize this opportunity to fine-tune strategies, fortify teamwork, and embrace the challenges posed by high-caliber opponents.

The Men’s Team is bolstered by the inclusion of key players who were part of the Road to Paris Qualifier Final against Egypt. Notably, the squad features final goal scorer Ryan Julius, the inspirational captain Dayaan Cassiem, and the new centurion Dan Bell, whose experience and skill are set to play pivotal roles in the team’s quest for success.

Speaking on the announcement, Head Coach Cheslyn Gie expressed confidence in the team’s capabilities, stating, “We have a talented and dedicated group of players who are eager to take on these challenges. The Summer Series presents an invaluable opportunity for us to test our mettle against top-tier opponents as we gear up for the Olympics.”

The South African Hockey Men’s Squad is brimming with enthusiasm and determination as they prepare to embark on this significant journey. The Summer Series is not only a platform for showcasing their skill but also a stepping stone towards achieving excellence on the global stage.

Further details on streaming and fixtures will be released on the SA Hockey Social media pages as confirmed.

SA Men’s Squad – Summer Series 2024

Name Caps Name Caps Name Caps
Andrew Hobson 24 Gowan Jones 82 Nic Spooner 63
Brad Sherwood 35 Guy Morgan 11 Ryan Julius 73
Dan Bell 100 Keenan Horne 111 Sam Mvimbi 50
Dayaan Cassiem 75 Luthando Jonas 6 Trevor de Lora 19
Estiaan Kriek 29 Matt de Sousa 40 Tumi Ramphele 0
Fawaaz Kahder 6 Mustapha Cassiem 46 Zenani Kraai 10

 

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