Zimbabwe’s men’s and ladies’ U21 hockey teams will play two exhibition matches at the St John’s Educational Trust Astro Turf on Friday as part of their efforts to raise awareness and funds ahead of the teams’ participation at the Junior Africa Cup in March.
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The Junior Africa Cup men and ladies tournaments will be held concurrently in Ismailia, Egypt from March 12 to 19 March 2023 with the winners and losing finalists in both fields qualifying for the FIH Junior World Cup.
The FIH Junior World Cup for the men will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while the ladies’ global tournament is slated for Santiago, Chile in December.
Last year Zimbabwe’s Under-21 ladies’ hockey team made the country proud after their participation at the FIH Junior World Cup which was held in South Africa, while the men’s team will also be hoping to qualify for the global tournament this time around.
Zimbabwe Under-21 Hockey Teams
Men: Mutsawashe Kanyangarara (captain), Tadiwanashe Kamusewu (vice-captain), Kian Arnold, Tinotenda Chirozvi, Tadiwanashe Chigumira, Nathan Luke Davies, Kadin Ekstein, Liam Jones, Akudzweishe Munyonga, Musa Mbonakamwe, Taboka Manyalo, Johan Wessel Nel, Dhiren Ramabhai, Onward Shumba, Ross Stephens, Ray-Royce Sibanda, Takwana Gaidzamwa (gk), Ross Vic Mills (gk).Reserves: Daniel Erasmus, Daniel James Henwood, Munashe Makiseni, Takomborerwa Mtisi, Farai T Makonese, Joseph Ncube, Ngoni Ndadzibaya, Justin Francois Steyn
Ladies: Jorja Jones (captain), Khanyisile Mzizi (vice-captain), Ella Allardice, Tanyaradzwa Changa, Tinodiwanashe Elijah, Done Erasmus, Chelsey-Lee Hares, Amy Hay, Danielle Lowe, Tatenda Maswera, Nakai Mujaranji, Athina Mujiba, Natasha Muwani, Tumi Sibanda, Kaylee Sithole, Rumbidzaiishe Zimuto, Bethel Chidzwondo (gk), Tanatswa Mutaramuswa (gk).Reserves: Tanatswa Chikotora, Tayla Dean, Tanatswa Mukotekwa, Kelcy Ndoro, Nyasha Nyaguze, Emma Reilly.
Below are the full details on Friday’s exhibition matches (Also see poster above)
U21 Ladies 6.15pm
U21 Men’s 7.30pm
Full bar and catering available.