African Hockey Championship: Union Bank, Niger Flickers to represent Nigeria

UNION Bank hockey team as well as its counterparts from Niger State, Niger Flickers have secured ticket to represent Nigeria at this year’s African Cup for Club championship to be held in Bulawayo,Zimbabwe.

Niger Flickers and Union Bank hockey teams, finished first and second respectively at the National Hockey Super League which ended over the weekend in Abuja thereby qualifying them for the African Championship.

Union Bank was the only team from the South-West squaring in the supremacy battle with teams from Yobe, Borno, Kaduna, Niger, Plateau and the Police Machine in the National Super League.

Union Bank played six matches, won four, drew one and lost one.

Thus with 13 points from six matches and aggregate goals of six.

The team came second after Niger Flickers which had 15 points with aggregate goals of 8. The 3rd team was the police machine with 8 points and aggregate goals of zero.

On players awards, Union bank’s goalkeeper Yemi Siyanbola bagged the best goalkeeper award just as the Niger Flicker Striker skipper Yuhanna Farouk was recognized as the highest goal scorer from the male teams.