The South African Hockey Association has announced the SA Men’s side that will take part in the FIH Hockey Series Final in Bhubaneswar from the 6-15 June 2019.
The tournament will be the first under the stewardship of Garreth Ewing with the goal of trying to finish in the top 2 to qualify for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers.
South Africa will be in Pool B alongside USA, Mexico and Japan. With India, Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan competing in Pool A.
The top team from each pool progresses to the Semi-Finals directly while the teams in 2nd and 3rd play a crossover Quarter Final.
Siya Nolutshungu returns to the line-up alongside Ryan Julius, Alex Stewart and Matt de Sousa.
Matt Brown, who is lethal at penalty corner time, will get the opportunity to earn his first cap for his country.
South African Men’s Hockey Squad
|Shirt No.||Player||Date of Birth||Age*||Caps|
|1||NOLUTSHUNGU Siyavuya (GK)||21 Dec 1995||23||8|
|3||DLUNGWANA Tyson||18 Feb 1997||22||27|
|5||SMITH Austin||20 May 1985||34||165|
|6||STEWART Alex||15 Oct 1995||23||4|
|7||DRUMMOND Tim (C)||5 Mar 1988||31||134|
|8||LEMBETHE Nduduza||13 Jan 1996||23||9|
|9||HORNE Keenan (C)||17 Jun 1992||26||43|
|10||MVIMBI Owen||5 Jan 1988||31||34|
|11||BROWN Matthew||1 Sep 1992||26||4|
|12||CASSIEM Dayaan||1 Dec 1998||20||25|
|15||PAUTZ Richard||25 Oct 1991||27||21|
|16||DE SOUSA Matthew||17 May 1995||24||3|
|17||DART Taylor||28 Aug 1992||26||27|
|20||JULIUS Ryan||19 Jul 1995||23||26|
|21||EUSTICE Jethro||1 Nov 1989||29||104|
|23||PIETERSE Rassie (GK)||20 Aug 1983||35||142|
|24||SPOONER Nicholas||28 Aug 1991||27||8|
|27||NTULI Nqobile||15 Jan 1996||23||35|
|Team Manager||MLAMBO Nhlanhla|
|Team Manager||JENNEKER Mark|
|Team Manager||van STADEN Martin|
|Head Coach||EWING Garreth|
|Assistant Coach||GIE Cheslyn|
|Assistant Coach||NTULI Sihle|
|Medical Doctor||SHANG Gavin|