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24.10.2008 General News

Suicide attempt aborted!...As fans rescue Egyptian hockey player


Egypt's Sharkiah Ladies' El-Sabah Nour Mamoud decided to join the ancestral world after her side's 0-3 defeat to Bayelsa Queens at the Abuja National Hockey Pitch, last Wednesday evening. However, the timely intervention by some Good Samaritan spectators thwarted her diabolical mission.

Apparently, the player had moved to another hockey pitch close to where the main action was, and jumped from the Upper Terrace to the ground. Fortunately, she landed on the grass and the noise from her fall alerted spectators to rush to the scene to rescue her.

Ghana's physiotherapist -Gaetan C.A., consequently rushed to her rescue to administer First Aid treatment. She however, escaped with some bruises.

Last Wednesday's defeat was Sharkiah Ladies second straight loss in the competition whichl blighted their chances of reaching the medal zone.

They began their campaign on a good note with a 7-1 thrashing of Blue Eaglets of Kenya, drew 0-0 with CEPS of Ghana and lost twice in their subsequent games.

The sharkiah ladies team comprises the core of the Egyptian U-20 side who won silver in Cairo some few months back. The ten-day hockey fiesta will end this Sunday.

Meanwhile, FIH Level II hockey coaching Course will be organised in Ghana from November 2-15, at the C.K. Gyamfi Winneba Sports College, which will host some selected hockey coaches from across the country for a residential coaching course.

The programe, put together by the National Sports Council in collaboration with the Ghana Hockey Asociation will attract four participants from GUSA, ten from the GES and a participant each from the Volta, Eastern, Ashanti, Western, Central and the Greater Accra regions.

Officials of the International Federation of Hockey (FIH) will serve as resources persons.