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Rugby Africa appoints Women’s Rugby and Referee Manager

Maha Zaoui and Mudiwa Mundawarara join team to evolve rugby on the continent

Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) announced the appointment of Ms Maha Zaoui as Women’s Rugby Manager and Mr Mudiwa Mundawarara as Referee Manager. Both newly created positions are key strategic pillars for actively driving the expansion of rugby in Africa. Khaled Babbou, Rugby Africa President welcomed the new staff members: “We are very…

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    • Khaled Babbou, President of Rugby Africa, has been re-elected as Executive Board Member of Association of African Sport Confederations (AASC) at its 17th Electoral General Assembly in Cairo, Egypt on December 9, 2019
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Rugby Africa President Khaled Babbou re-elected as Executive Board Member of Association of African Sport Confederations

The international organization for sports in Africa held its electoral General Assembly in Cairo this week

The 17th electoral General Assembly of the Association of African Sport Confederation (AASC) confirmed on the 9th of December its President Ahmed Nasser M.K. Mohamed and elected his Executive Board for the coming four years. AASC Vice Presidents are Taher Mesbahy and Penninah Kabenge and the Executive Board Members are…

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    • Ronan McGann of Botswana claims ball from Lukman Yaya of Ghana (TOP) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Tafadzwa Ncube of Botswana (R) tackles Lukman Yaya of Ghana (R) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (C) breaks through tackle from Jeremy Babbage of Botswana during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (R) challenged by Letlhogile Tshko of Botswana (L) and challenge for the ball during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Lukman Yaya of Ghana (R) challenges Ronan McGann of Botswana (L) in line out during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Alexander Dorpenyo of Ghana (C) tackled byTshoganetso Katse of Botswana (R) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Letlhogile Tsheko of Botswana (L) tries to block clearance from Kofi Montchon of Ghana (R) during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Katlego Mohutsiwa of Botswana (C) breaks through Ghana defence during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Ronan McGann of Botswana wins ball in line out during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Richard Kossivi Botchi of Ghana (L) instructs teammate Lukman Yaya during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Abdul Jalilu Yussif of Ghana (L) celebrates victory with teammate Jason Kweku Dzata during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Lukman Yaya of Ghana embraced by fans during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Match officials lead players onto the pitch during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Ghana fans during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
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Ghana defeats Botswana 36-25 in Rugby Africa Cup 2020 kick-off match

Eagles secure their ticket to the group phase of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020

The Ghana Rugby Men's 15s team have recorded a victory against the Botswana Men's 15s in their qualifier match of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020. The match which commenced at 11:00 am local time on Saturday was dubbed the "Battle of the Birds of Prey" due to the logos…

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Erratum match time - Côte d’Ivoire Elephants encounter Rwanda Silverbacks in Rugby Africa Cup 2020 elimination stage

The second match of the new Rugby Africa Cup format season 2020 kicks off this weekend in Abidjan with a fierce fight for a spot in the group stage

The second Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 elimination stage match kicks off on Saturday, 23 November at 15:00 local time (17:00 CAT) now at the Bingerville Stadium in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Due to the weather conditions the kick-off has been moved an hour forward. Both teams are determined to continue…

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    • Connor Pritcharo of Zimbabwe challenged by Ladipo Azeez Olaitan of Nigeria during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Nigeria and Zimbabwe at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Bavyo Soualio of Ivory Coast challenged by Andrew Amonde of Kenya during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Ivory Coast and Kenya at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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    • Naigrot Florian of Mauritius challenged by Ogena Pius of Uganda during the 2019 Rugby Africa Mens 7s match between Uganda and Mauritius at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan on the 08 November 2019
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2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens gets off to a fascinating start

The fourteen participating African teams started their journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as the first day of the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens kicked off in Johannesburg, South Africa

The first day of Africa Men's Sevens tournament which is sponsored by Société Général has come to an end in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. The tournament is hosted by the South African Rugby Union and organised by Rugby Africa. 14 teams were in action as they looked to…

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The victory of Kenya over previously unbeaten Namibia

For the first time, Kenya qualifies for the Junior World Trophy which will take place in Sao José Dos Campos, Brazil, from 9th to 21st July, 2019

In Nairobi, the "Chipus", the under-20s Kenyan selection, emerged as victors from the African Under-20 Championship Tournament, beating the Namibians, the previously unconquered title-holders. This was an remarkable victory dislodging Namibia from its throne for the first time. In another surprise of the tournament, Senegal, ranked 4th, managed to beat…

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Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: Namibia maintains its winning streak with a 58-28 win over Zimbabwe

Thousands of rugby fans made their way to Hartsfield stadium to watch the penultimate Rugby Africa Gold Cup match between Zimbabwe and Namibia

On Saturday 04 August 2018, the Namibian Welwitschias played against the Zimbabwe Sables during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Gup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. In a fiercely contested game, Namibia beat its opponent 58-28. Download the B-roll: https://bit.ly/2LRJKBS Download the photos: https://we.tl/2dvyh5oJMV Watch the…

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Africa - 2019 Rugby World Cup: Three African teams could represent Africa during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

The winner of the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup automatically qualifies for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Across 6 countries in 15 two-legged matches, the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup promises 7 days of intense matches pitting Africa's top six men's rugby union nations against each other between 16 June and 18 August 2018. The stakes are particularly high this year, since the 2018 African champion will…