Kenya women withdraw from Hockey Olympic Qualifier

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Lausanne, Mar 11 (UNI) Due to political turmoil in the country, Kenya has withdrawn from the women's Olympic hockey Qualifier to be played in Baku, Azerbaijan from April 12-20.

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) has conveyed it's decision to the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

The FIH wanted a replacement team, but could not get one. As a result the competition will now be a five-nation tournament.

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chile, Spain and Ukraine will compete for the one spot at the Beijing Olympic Games.

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