2020 GUSA Games: UG defeats UCC in hockey, meets KNUST in final on Wednesday

Author: Beatrice Laryea
An action from the match

The University of Ghana (UG) male hockey team on Sunday recorded a 2-0 victory over their counterparts from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the semi-finals of the hockey competition played at the Athletics Oval.

The Legon team will now face Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) team who qualified for final after defeating University of Education, Winneba 2-0 in the other semi-final match.

The Athletics Oval was filled to capacity as both teams stepped onto the field for the match. UCC, holders of the hockey competition title, appeared a better side in the opening stages of the match as they made numerous runs into the goal area of UG but the intelligence of goalkeeper Anim Samuel and resilience of his defenders kept the score line intact.

Both sides kept pushing for a goal but they could not find the back of the net till the second quarter when substitute Bernard Kraku put UG ahead after firing past UCC goalkeeper Donkor Samuel.

Kraku, who plays for Legon Knights Hockey Club, scored the second goal for UG in the 46th minute after winning a penalty corner which he skilfully converted.

The UCC team did not give up as they made the UG defense feel the heat but defender Clifford Semabiah and Emmanuel Nortey, who were playing in their fourth GUSA competition, used their experiences to keep the UCC attack in check. UCC fought back but their effort yielded no fruit as the match ended 2-0 in favour of UG.

In the women’s category, the UCC female team won 2-0 against their counterparts from UEW.

The final matches will be played on Wednesday, January 15, at the same venue.