African hockey tourney put on ice

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Windhoek - Bad news for hockey players and fans.

The African Hockey Federation has postponed the Africa Indoor Hockey Qualifiers that were scheduled for South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province in late September.

The tournament serves as a qualifier for the 2021 Indoor World Cup that will be held in Belgium in February 2021. Indications are that the World Cup itself may also be postponed to give regions time to hold qualifiers.

Namibia and Zimbabwe's national teams where set to travel to South Africa and quarantine before taking on the hosts, but travel restrictions put paid to that.

While it means a longer wait for fans, it could be good news for players and coaches who now have more time to get back into a shape after a six-month lay-off caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As it stands, the Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe squads have only been training for about two weeks and in small groups designed to adhere to health regulations.

The FIH (international hockey federation) will decide in the coming week if the 2021 Indoor World Cup will go ahead as scheduled or will be postponed.

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