South African Hockey has today announced the appointment of Cheslyn Gie as the Head Coach of the South African Hockey Men until the completion of the 2026 FIH Hockey World Cup.
Gie served as the Interim head coach at the victorious FIH Nations Cup as well as at the FIH Hockey World Cup in India where the team finished 11th. His first and most immediate focus will be on guiding the team through a Road to Paris Qualification event in the aim of qualifying for the 2024 Olympics. The team will also compete in the FIH Hockey Nations Cup in the back end of the year.
Gie’s support staff and technical team will be finalized over the next month and will be communicated when completed.
Shaune Baaitjies, acting CEO of SA Hockey:
“Cheslyn has been a servant of South African Hockey for a great length of time. His commitment to the program, the players and the country is unrivalled. We wish Cheslyn all the best in his appointment and are excited to see the team continue to grow under his guidance on the world stage.”
Cheslyn Gie, new SA Hockey Mens Head Coach:
“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to continue working with the SA Hockey Men. We have a special team who continue to punch above our weight and standing in the international game and we look forward to doing that again. I believe this team represents South Africa as a whole and we will make the country proud.”