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Indoor Hockey League to kick-off this weekend

Indoor Hockey League to kick-off this weekend

The Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League (NHU) will kick off this weekend and a record number of teams have entered in the three different Men’s and Women’s National Indoor Leagues.

The first matches of the 2017 national indoor league will start, on 27 January at the Windhoek Show Grounds and Wanderers.

This year the Premier League will again be a showcase of exciting local Indoor Hockey with a number of national players playing for various clubs’ premier sides.

More than 50 teams, approximately 470 to 500 hockey players, from twelve clubs will participate in the Indoor Hockey League this year. The matches will be played at the DTS Hall, International Hall at the Show Grounds, the Dome Sports Complex in Swakopmund and the Wanderers Hall.

The first men’s premier match for the season will be played between the experienced UNAM side and the Saints team on Friday at the Show Grounds at 20:30.

Last year the Saints team, consisting of mostly U/18 players, almost caused an upset when they narrowly lost against UNAM during their first clash.

Other premier matches for this weekend will see UNAM face Wanderers, Guru’s 1st team against Wanders and WOBS Master against DTS.

The show grounds will host three games with the Saints, DTS and UNAM on Saturday, while the men’s division will will see DTS square off against Wanderers and later with WOBS BB. The DTS and Wanderers women’s side match is scheduled for 13:00 after the man’s game at 11:20. The Saint’s versus United women’s game is scheduled for 16:00 at the Show Grounds.

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