The Africa Cup for Club Champions is a tournament organised by the Africa Hockey Federation for Clubs in Africa. The annual tourney seeks to bring Champions of various Hockey leagues in respective countries as well as runners up for both men and women. The competition which has been in existence for over two decades, is set to come on this year bringing to hockey lovers and fans all the excitements, surprises, mouth watering clashes as well as long rivalry.
The competition has over the years been dominated by Egyptian Clubs ( El Sharkia and Eastern Company) in the men’s category with Kenya’s Orange Hockey club dominating the women’s category.
The 29th edition of the ACCC comes off this year in Ghana, the city of Accra to be precise. The Theodosia Okoe Hockey stadium will be the venue of attraction as Clubs from the continent lock horns for supremacy from 20th – 28th January, 2018.
12 Clubs from 4 countries will be in action for this continental clash.
The men’s category will see 6 Clubs from three countries notably Defending Champions Eastern Company club and record title holders El Sharkia from Egypt. Nigeria’s duo of Police Machine and Niger flickers will also be in contention with Ghana Revenue Hockey club (GRA) and SSNIT hockey club (Trustees) from host country completing the group.
Defending Champions Telkom Orange Hockey club and Strathmore University Hockey club represent Kenya with KADA Queens and Yobe Desert Queens also from Nigeria. Ghana’s duo of last year’s finalist Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Ghana Police wrap up teams in the women’s category.
As no Ghanaian club has ever won this event, the representatives of Ghana will use this glorious opportunity of hosting to try and end the dominance of certain clubs and break the jinx.