Ghana’s Black Sticks are due to face their Nigeria counterparts in the first game of this year’s Hockey World League Round 1 at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium on Friday, 9th September, 2016.
The 3-day tourney, scheduled from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11, will see each of Ghana(host), Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia battle each other to get qualification to the second round in a knock-out format.
The International Hockey Federation introduced the World Hockey League idea to give various federations a chance to host the tourney in their countries for both male and females.
In terms of the FIH Hero World Rankings, the men’s teams are ranked as follows: Namibia (78), Nigeria (53), Ghana (43) and Kenya (38), while the women are ranked: Nigeria (62), Kenya (40) and Ghana (29).
This is the second international event to be hosted in Ghana after 2012 and is proudly sponsored by Vodafone Ghana.