The Nigeria Hockey Federation, NHF has called up 60 players and its coaching crew in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON taking place in Accra, Ghana.

The Nigeria Hockey Federation, NHF has called up 60 players and its coaching crew in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON taking place in Accra, Ghana.

The Hockey teams’ resumed camp in Abuja in preparations for the championships between January 17 and 23.

Nigeria is expected to improve its standing globally when it attends the 11th Men and 8th Women edition of the Africa Cup of Nations following a successful outing by its club sides at the Africa Cup for Club Champions held between November 23 and 30. The participating teams for men include; Egypt, Ghana (host), Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa (defending champions) and Uganda. The women will feature – Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

It was reported that Baba Ndana Abdullahi will be in charge of the Coaching crew. Other invited Coaches are Nuhu Jatau, Okwudili Menyei, Helen Nwakaego Otah, Marcus Izang, and Oluyemi Siyanbola (goaltender trainer).