Former National Champions, Union Bank Men’s Hockey Team of Lagos will today (Wednesday) take on the National Hockey Team that is preparing for the Africa Hockey Championship slated for Cairo, Egypt.
The Continental Fiesta holds in the Egyptian Capital from October 22 – 30, 2017. Union Bank arrived Abuja on Monday towards providing a big test for the Nigerian National Hockey Team handled by Tunde Adedokun.
Union Bank’s rising profile ostensibly occasioned their being invited to play back to back games against the Nigerian team at the Hockey pitch of the National Stadium Abuja. “It is vital we prepare hard to realize our dream of ruling African in Hockey and Union Bank that is clearly one of the best Organized Clubs in the country is vital in our preparation “said Adedokun”.
“We have been preparing seriously in camp, but Union Bank would give us a true competition aura hence fixtures before our final phase build up to the Continental Championship in Egypt;” Adedokun summarizes excitingly.
Meanwhile, several Union Bank players see the two Games as rare opportunities to impress the technical crew and possibly get call up for International duties like their peers too.The Stallions as Union Bank team is also called, boast of six national team players at the moment.
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