SA hockey stars have given our country another reason to be proud thanks to our Women’s Team who recently took the Tuanku Zara International Cup, and the Men who came second on the road to the Sultan Nazrin Shah Cup.
South Africa (14 November 2023) — After both the SA hockey men’s and women’s teams booked their spots for the 2024 Olympics, our indoor squads have also made us massively proud.
After a tense showdown during the Tuanku Zara International Cup that was recently underway in Malaysia, the South African Hockey Women were crowned the victors thanks to their defeat of Switzerland.
According to the South African Hockey Association, the final was a ‘titanic tussle’ between both sides that went from a tie to victory in South Africa’s favour, though not without putting up a good fight.
Following what could’ve been the plot to an Old Western—a shootout and ‘sudden death’ efforts had come about after the unsettling tie— South Africa’s wonder women took their moment to secure the win, and thanks to incredible plays by Kayla de Waal, Charlize Swanepoel and Teagan Fourie in the last push, the Tuanku Zara Internation Cup soon became South Africa’s.
In the men’s stretch, which saw the indoor team compete for the Sultan Nazrin Shah Cup, South Africa went up against Namibia and ultimately placed second after giving it their all en route to claiming the Cup.
However, a big milestone was celebrated for player Jethro Eustice who earned his 50th indoor cap (making him the second man to achieve this) and his 221st international match for our country.