Hockey Sports

Delta Queens secure hockey bronze at 25th Women 2023 Africa Cup for Club Champions

The Delta Queens hockey team from Nigeria has once again solidified their position in African hockey history, seizing the bronze medal in a thrilling display at the 25th Women 2023 Africa Cup for Club Champions (ACCC) in Malawi.

According to Adeoye Jacobs, the team’s coach, their achievement of the bronze medal marks a significant milestone, emphasising their consistent performance on the continental stage. In his words, “The bronze medal adds another layer to our accomplishment,” highlighting their prowess and dedication.

Jacobs expressed pride in the team’s performance, noting their resilience against formidable opponents from East Africa. “My players stood strong against tough oppositions, returning with a commendable bronze medal. It was a great competition for us,” he commended.

Their journey to the bronze involved a series of impressive victories, securing a third-place finish by defeating the home team, Genetrix, with a dominant 10-0 win in their final battle.


Despite the success, Jacobs emphasised the lessons learned and the thirst for greater triumphs in the future. “We’ve gained valuable experience as a team. My girls learned a lot, and that’s the beauty of competitions. Hopefully, we aim to bring home the trophy next time,” he remarked optimistically.

Jacobs extended gratitude to the Delta State Government for facilitating their participation, acknowledging their support in ensuring the team’s presence at the championship. “The Commission did their best for us, and we appreciate their efforts in making our journey to Malawi possible.”

However, the women’s category saw controversy as Lakers of Kenya faced disqualification due to fielding ineligible players. This unexpected turn led to Blazers being upgraded to face eventual champions, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), in a final that never transpired due to vehement protests by Lakers.

The men’s category witnessed Sharkia of Egypt securing victory over Kenya’s Western Jaguars to retain their title, while Kampala of Uganda claimed bronze after a 3-1 win against Genetrix. Notably, Police Machine of Nigeria did not partake in the tournament.


Teams participating in the women’s category included Lakers and Blazers of Kenya, GRA ladies of Ghana, Delta Queens of Nigeria, Genetrix, Scorpions, and Capital Braves of Malawi (hosts).

News Source: The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.