By: Ben Nwachukwu, Abuja
The four clubs representing the country in the Africa Cup for Club Champions Hockey Championship in Abuja, Nigeria were shadows of themselves as they became weeping babies of the championship.
The championship kick started on Saturday last week with Nigerian teams recording mixed feelings.
While the women teams were forced to draw, the men teams were beaten by their opponents.
The first game involving Nigerian teams was the clash between Nigerian champions, Kada Queens and ACCC defending champions, GRA Ghana ended in a goalless draw.
The second game involving a Nigerian team saw the Niger Flickers fell 4-0 to the superior powers of Eastern Company of Egypt.
Three of the Egyptians’ four goals were from penalty corners while one was from an open play.
Aboutaleb Mohamoud and Rashwan Mohamed scored in the 5th and 32nd minutes before Ibrahim Amr added a brace from penalty corners to make it four in the 43rd and 44th minutes.
Delta Queens failed to pick the maximum points in their game as they were held to a one all draw by USIU, Kenya in their game.
Nigerian champions, Kada Stars were pipped with a lone goal by Ghanaian Champions Exchequers.
The Nigerian clubs could not muster up courage and even with the home fans support to put up spirited fight thereby disappointing their fans most of whom are youths that left what have to do and trooped to the package B of the Abuja National to cheer them up.
The visiting clubs from Egypt, Ghana and Kenya have turned the Nigerian clubs to training materials, defeating them at will.
The ACCC will round off on Saturday.