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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS mens hockey

Although basically a lacklustre match, it was still important to both South Africa and Canada to avoid the wooden spoon. On paper, South Africa are the better team as they are world number 12, while Canada are at 16. Also, South Africa have already qualified for the World Cup this May. Unfortunately for the players, the afternoon ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

Both South Africa and South Korea knew what they had to do in order to achieve their respective targets. Korea had to score as many goals as they could to appear in the final against Australia, which we now know they failed to do so, and South Africa needed at least a draw in order to ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS Ipoh hockey

Canada and South Africa were both desperately seeking their first win going into the match. In the end, South Africa proved a little luckier, to edge Canada with a 3-2 score. Both teams are quite closely matched in terms of physical build and geographically disadvantaged, making it difficult for them to compete in more international meets. However, ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS

Despite an impressive scoreline, in the first half of the game, Australia missed a lot of opportunities to score. The South Africans managed to hold off the mighty Aussies but their defence broke after 30 minutes. From then on, it was Australia all the way, scoring again at the 34th and 35th minute via Jamie ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

China bounced back from a 0 - 7 loss to world number 1 Australia the day earlier to stun South Africa. Scoring five goals in the first half of the game, from one penalty corner and four field goals, the South African boys seemed to have no answer for the young Chinese players. Chinese coach Cui Yingbiao ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

Malaysia met South Africa in the second match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh. Despite the current spell of extreme humidity, Malaysia have home ground advantage and get to play at the 8.05pm slot. It was a close match between the two teams as South Africa are ranked 12th whereas Malaysia at 13th in ... continue reading »

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