Sports

June 28, 2017

Hockey Super League: Unoin Bank camp in Ibadan

Hockey Super League:  Unoin Bank camp in Ibadan

Ahead of this year’s Hockey Super league in Abuja, Union Bank men’s Hockey team of Lagos have began closed camping in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

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This year’s Hockey Super League holds from July 7 to14, 2017. Union Bank were runners up to Niger Flickers last year and they believe a stronger team would emerge this time, to wrestle the title from the Flickers in Abuja.

The Stallions’ captain, Okwudil Menyei said they are determined to justify the huge financial support management has given them. This he said can only be reciprocated through winning the title.

Meanwhile, the Stallions successfully defended their Lead City University 5-a-side title held in Ibadan. Menyei stated that winning the 5-A – Side  title was a moral  booster towards the national Hockey super league in Abuja.

Before Sunday’s victory, defending champions Union Bank were victorious in group A games against Team Lagos, Oyo and Ekiti States before outclassing Dynamite Scoopers of Osun State and Young steads of Ogun state 4-1, 4-3 in semi final games.

Meanwhile, it has also been gathered that apart from Union Bank camping in Ibadan, Niger Flickers are presently in Abuja training while Yobe and Nigeria police teams are also strategizing in Damaturu and Kaduna for the Tourney.