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Greater Accra Region Wins 2023 National Hockey Championship

Greater Accra Region Wins 2023 National Hockey Championship

The 2023 National Hockey Championship witnessed a remarkable performance from the Greater Accra region, as they secured the ultimate victory in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

The exhilarating four-day event took place from the 7th to the 11th of May 2023 at the Paa Joe Sports Stadium in Kumasi, hosted by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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Greater Accra region wins 2023 National Hockey Championship

After a five-year hiatus, the National Hockey Championship made a triumphant return, featuring intense competition among six regions of Ghana: Western, Volta, Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, and the host region, Ashanti.

The battle for supremacy in the men’s division unfolded on the hallowed grounds of the Paa Joe Stadium, where Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, and Ashanti showcased their skills.

In the women’s division, Central, Greater Accra, and Ashanti vied for the top honors. Following three days of intense fixtures, Greater Accra and Central emerged as the finalists in the women’s category, with Accra ultimately defeating their opponents by a score of 2-0. Greater Accra emerged as the champions, while Central secured the second position and Ashanti claimed the bronze.

In the men’s division, the final witnessed a thrilling clash between Ashanti and Greater Accra. The match remained closely contested until the last quarter, when the Accra-based team managed to secure a two-goal lead.

Greater Accra region wins 2023 National Hockey Championship

Despite Ashanti pulling one goal back, they were unable to capitalize on their dominance during the latter part of the final. Consequently, Greater Accra emerged victorious, securing the gold medal once again and basking in the admiration of their officials and players.

Isaac Graham, an Executive Board member of the Ghana Hockey Association, expressed his appreciation to their partners, Ghana Gas, for their instrumental role in facilitating the organization of the first National Hockey Championship in five years.

The players and team officials from the top three positions in each category were duly honored with medals for their remarkable performances.

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