ACCC: Exchequers beat Jaguars to set up final with Sharkia

Lakers have a slim chance of winning the women’s title

Sharkia of Egypt will take on Ghanaian hockey giants Exchequers in the title decider of the Africa Cup for Club Champions tournament on Sunday at Sikh Union. Sharkia who won the tournament on Kenyan soil in 2017 booked a date with Exchequers after topping group B of the men’s tournament.

The Egyptian played Nigeria’s Police Machine to 2-2 draw in the final group stage match, a result that saw them book a place in the final on goal difference grounds as they tied on points with the latter.

Exchequers on the other hand, advanced to the final at the expense of Kenyan champions Butali Warriors who finished second in group A. Exchequers, beat Western Jaguars 3-2 in the final group stage game to also qualify on goal difference as their point tally was equal to that of Butali.

Both Butali and Exchequers finished with thirteen points but the latter’s goal difference stood at fifteen goals, three more of the sugarmen.

Butali had initially hoped that Jaguars will do them a favour by frustrating the Ghanaians but that, never came to pass and as a result, they will take on Police Machine in the playoff. The final is expected to kick off at 4:00pm East African time with the playoff, kicking off at noon.

Meanwhile, Kenyan girls Lakers have a slim chance of clinching the women’s tournament.

The Kisumu based club is ranked third with ten points, a tally that coincides with that of Delta Queens of Nigeria and log leaders GRA of Ghana who double up as the defending champions. GRA and Delta have a better goal difference than Lakers who are debuting at the continental level.

Lakers will be hoping to beat Delta on Sunday and at the same time, pray that Strathmore University Scorpions sting GRA, outcomes, that will see them clinch the title.

Source: | February 18, 2023