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Marescia set for 300th Test

2013-01-21 17:45
Marsha Marescia (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - SA women's hockey head coach Giles Bonnet says he hopes his team can play at high-tempo against Ghana in their World League match in Cape Town on Tuesday.

"We want to see all the things we have been training brought into the Ghana game, to play at high speed, bring more quality ball in (to the strike zone) and get our set-piece plays working," said Bonnet on Monday.

Rank outsiders Ghana are an unknown quantity and come up against tournament top seeds South Africa in a match expected to be one-sided.

The top two in the tournament qualify for the World League semi-finals in Europe in June.

"This tournament is of huge value and we want to perform," Bonnet added.

The match coincides with captain Marsha Marescia’s 300th Test match, a remarkable milestone.

"It’s the first time that I will be celebrating one of the milestones of my career in South Africa, so I am looking forward to the occasion in front of our home crowd," Marescia said.

It could also be a memorable match for South Africa’s world record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee.

Now on 248 goals in 254 Test matches, Coetzee wants to get the 250-mark done and dusted.

"I’m feeling great and would love to reach 250 against Ghana on Tuesday night in front of the South African crowd and get it over with so I can concentrate on the rest of the matches coming up," said Coetzee.

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