South Africa men's national field hockey team

The South Africa men's national field hockey team represents South Africa at international field hockey matches and tournaments.[2]

South Africa
South Africa
NicknameAmaStokkie
AssociationSouth African Hockey Association
ConfederationAfHF (Africa)
CoachGarreth Ewing
Assistant coach(es)Cheslyn Gie
Sihle Ntuli
ManagerMartin van Staden
CaptainTim Drummond
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Home
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Away
FIH ranking
Current 14 Steady (4 October 2020)[1]
Highest10 (2005)
Lowest16 (December 2018 – January 2019)
Olympic Games
Appearances4 (first in 1920)
Best result10th (1996, 2004)
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1994)
Best result10th (1994, 2010)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances7 (first in 1993)
Best result1st (Seven times)
African Games
Appearances3 (first in 1995)
Best result1st (1995, 1999)
South Africa at the 2008 Olympics

Tournament historyEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

World CupEdit

Africa Cup of NationsEdit

African GamesEdit

African Olympic QualifierEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Hockey World LeagueEdit

Champions Challenge IEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were named on 17 February 2020 for the test matches against Germany from 22 to 29 February 2020.[3]

Caps updated as of 12 February 2020, after the match against the United States.

Head coach: Gareth Ewing

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
2 DF Andrew Hobson (1998-02-20) 20 February 1998 (age 22) 11
3 DF Tyson Dlungwana (1997-02-18) 18 February 1997 (age 23) 38
6 Alex Stewart (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 25) 14
8 MF Peabo Lembethe (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 24) 25   YMCA
9 FW Ignatius Malgraff (1993-02-17) 17 February 1993 (age 27) 60
11 Matthew Brown (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 28) 10
12 Gareth Heyns (1991-09-04) 4 September 1991 (age 29) 19
13 MF Chad Futcher 0
14 Rusten Abrahams (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 22) 3
15 FW Dayaan Cassiem (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 22) 35   Gladbacher HTC
17 FW Ryan Crowe (1997-11-08) 8 November 1997 (age 23) 10   Holcombe
19 MF Ryan Julius (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 25) 38   Almere
21 DF Jethro Eustice (1989-11-01) 1 November 1989 (age 31) 120
23 GK Rassie Pieterse (Captain) (1983-08-20) 20 August 1983 (age 37) 158
24 MF Nicholas Spooner (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 29) 23   Harvestehude
25 FW Richard Pautz (1991-09-25) 25 September 1991 (age 29) 28
26 GK Siya Nolutshungu (1995-12-21) 21 December 1995 (age 24) 20   Montrouge
27 FW Nqobile Ntuli (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 24) 50   Harvestehude
29 MF Samkelo Mvimbi (1999-01-23) 23 January 1999 (age 21) 6   University of Pretoria
30 MF Leneal Jackson (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 26) 6
31 Clinthon Panther (1991-02-13) 13 February 1991 (age 29) 109

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months or are part of the current training squad.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club Latest call-up
DF Austin Smith (1985-05-20) 20 May 1985 (age 35) 178   Den Bosch v.   United States, 12 February 2020
MF Tim Drummond (1988-03-05) 5 March 1988 (age 32) 145   Klein Zwitserland v.   United States, 12 February 2020
MF Taine Paton (1989-01-04) 4 January 1989 (age 31) 115   Antwerp v.   United States, 12 February 2020
FW Keenan Horne (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 28) 59   Old Georgians v.   United States, 12 February 2020
Daniel Bell (1994-09-28) 28 September 1994 (age 26) 55   Daring v.   United States, 12 February 2020
DF Mohamed Mea (1992-04-23) 23 April 1992 (age 28) 30   Holcombe v.   United States, 12 February 2020
MF Taylor Dart (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 28) 34 2019 FIH Series Finals

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 4 October 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ "South African Hockey Association". Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Germany Tests await SA Hockey Men at Wits". sahockey.co.za. South African Hockey Association. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2020.

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