Blazers to renew rivarly with GRA in club championships

GRA are the defending champions of the annual continental assignment.

In Summary
  • Blazers beat GRA to the title in 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Blazers are nine-time  African champions.
Blazer's Caroline Guchu contests for the ball with Gilly Okumu of Strathmore in a past league match
Blazer's Caroline Guchu contests for the ball with Gilly Okumu of Strathmore in a past league match
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Record Africa Cup for Club Champions Blazers will rekindle their rivalry with Ghana Revenue Authority after being drawn together in pool 'B' for this year's showpiece.

Blazer, who also boasts 23 Kenya Hockey Union Premier League titles, will settle scores with Nigeria's Kada Queens and Capital Braves of Malawi during the women's 25th edition of the annual assignment set for Blantyre, Malawi from November 18-26.

GRA are the defending champions having won the 24th edition played in Nairobi in February. Blazers (formerly Telkom) edged the Ghanaian queens to the 2018 title in Abuja, Nigeria.

Blazers tackle Kada Queens on the opening day before squaring it out with Capital Braves three days later. Blazers then end their pool assignment with the GRA match on November 24, in what is anticipated to be like the finals.

The Lakers, on the other hand, are in pool 'A' alongside the Malawi duo of Scorpions and Genetrix as well as Nigeria's Delta Queens.

Lakers impressed in their debut in Nairobi and have a chance to further silence critics despite being the youngest team in the competition. Formed in 2017, Lakers has become a force to reckon with since gaining promotion to the top tier in 2020.

The Kisumu-based side has a date with Delta Queens on November 18. The Alice Owiti-captained team then lock horns with  Scorpions and Genetrix on November 22 and 25 respectively.

In the men's category, Kenya's only representatives, Western Jaguars, are in pool 'B'. The Mike Malungu-coached side will fancy their chances against Malawi's Scorpions and Parachute Battalion while Nigeria's Police Machine is also in the mix.

Defending champions Sharkia highlights pool 'A' that also has Kada Star (Nigeria), Genetrix (Malawi) and Kampala (Uganda).