Nigeria meets Kenya, Senegal in Africa Rugby Cup

Anulika Menanya, Lagos

Nigeria’s Rugby team, the Black Stallions will play hosts Kenya and Senegal in pool A of the 2016 Africa Sevens Tournament to be held at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.

Last year’s runners up; Zimbabwe will play Uganda and Mauritius in Pool B, Morocco are in pool C with Zambia and Madagascar as Tunisia lead pool D where they will play Namibia and Botswana.

For a place in the 2015 final, Kenya had beaten Tunisia 42-12 in the semis as Zimbabwe beat a vastly improved Morocco 26-0 in the other semi.

Away from the top four positions, Namibia needed a late try to beat Madagascar 24-17 to claim the Plate as Uganda knocked out the Black Stallions of Nigeria 27-7 for the Bowl.

The Black Stallions is expected to maintain a top eight finish or go a step further to top five at the tournament. The team will travel today, Wednesday via Kenya Airways to play in the two day Tournament on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2016, in Nairobi.

Africa Cup 2016 Pools
Pool A: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal
Pool B: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mauritius
Pool C: Morocco, Zambia, Madagascar
Pool D: Tunisia, Namibia, Botswana‎