Schools hockey title race hots up

HARARE - With one game left in the Schools Hockey Northern Region A League, the title race has reached boiling point, with four teams still in the running for the championship.

The race looks likely to pit current log leaders St Georges, Hellenic, Eaglesvale and St Johns.

St Georges top the log standings with 23 points, four points ahead of St Johns, who are on fourth position and have two games in hand.

The top seven teams will qualify for the national Super 12 tournament to be held in Bulawayo early next month.

“The competition is very, very stiff,” Hilton Zuze, national secretary for schools hockey told the

Daily News yesterday. “Some schools are fighting for the title while some are only fighting to qualify for the Super 12.

“Schools are all excited with this league which we are sure will go a long way in fostering the development of hockey at the junior level.

“I am happy with the talent of these juniors and with what we are seeing in our league, I think Zimbabwe has a bright future in as far as hockey is concerned.”

The other five schools to participate at the Super 12 tournament will come from the Southern Region Schools Hockey League.

Falcon have already won the Southern region title after finishing their campaign unbeaten with 25 points from eight wins and one draw.

The other four schools which have already qualified for Super 12 in the Southern region are Hippo Valley, Southern Eastern College, Christian Brothers College and Petra High School.

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