The National Sports Authority (NSA) has sworn in a 17-member Local Organising Committee (LOC) to organise the Hockey Junior Africa Cup from March 22 to 28 at the Theodosia Okoh Stadium in Accra.
The LOC is chaired by Reverend Joseph Ben Lomo-Mainoo and has been tasked to ensure Ghana organises the 12-team competition to meet all COVID-19 protocols.
The Hockey Junior Africa Cup was originally scheduled for last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic which disorganised the global sporting calendar.
For his part, Rev. Lomo-Mainoo said the competition served as a qualifier for the Hockey World Championship and the two teams each from the male and female categories would be chosen to represent the continent on the global stage.
“We accept the challenge to ensure that we host a successful competition in the middle of a pandemic and we are ready to use the tournament to educate the public on COVID-19. It is a competition we hold in high esteem because it serves as a qualifier to the world championship,” Rev. Lomo-Mainoo explained.