Nigeria Rugby shift attention to Morocco

Anulika Menanya, Lagos

The President of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, Sir Edward Pam Fom says the Black Stallions will shift their attention to the all-important clash against host- Morocco at the ongoing Division 1C cup in Casablanca.

2 tries from Onoru Jato and 1 each from Christian Ogar and Obi Wilson with Monday Omoregieva successful conversions and a penalty kick gave the Nigerian side the much needed victory over Mauritius.

Speaking after  the team recorded a 31 to 21 victory over Mauritius at the COC Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco, Pam Fom noted that the team cannot afford to bask in the euphoria of their victory in the next match.

“I believe the technical crew led by Fabian Juries noticed some of the lapses against Mauritius in our first game. We need to go back to the drawing board and ensure that we correct those mistakes against Morocco.”

“Majority of the players in the Moroccan side are professionals They ply their trade in France, which is one of the powerhouses of rugby in the world. We cannot afford to let our guards down and allow them to exploit us.

Nigeria will fancy their chances of defeating Morocco when they meet in a winner takes all encounter on Saturday to determine who gets promoted to 1B.

The promoted team will automatically book a place in the second phase of the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualification process.

Tahir H.