Kenya Simbas’ the national men’s rugby15s team will open the Africa Cup against Senegal in pool B encounter.
The pool matches that kick off on July 3rd, Kenya will be hosting pool B, after finishing second in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers that has Senegal and Namibia in a tournament that has attracted 12 teams from across the continent.
Kenya Simbas will face Senegal on 3 July in the opener scheduled for Nairobi. Zambia and Senegal will face off four days later in Nairobi then followed by July 11th date with Zambia.
Champions Namibia will host Pool A in Windhoek and will start the tournament against Madagascar on July 3rd and Cote d’Ivoire on 7th.
Neighbors Uganda will host Pool C after finishing third at the 2018 Gold Cup and will take on Algeria and Ghana and Tunisia host Pool D that has Zimbabwe and Repechage winners.
The 12 teams including the Rugby Africa Repechage winners will take part in the Pool stage. The 12 teams have been divided into four pools with each pool having three teams. Top seeded teams as per their performance in the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup have been awarded their respective pools’ hosting rights.
The Top two teams from each Pool will proceed to the last eight (knock out stage) which will be the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 and the World Cup qualifiers final round.
Africa Cup pools
Pool A- Namibia, Madagascar, Cote d’Vore
Pool B- Kenya, Zambia, Senegal
Pool C- Uganda, Algeria, Ghana
Pool D- Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Repechage winner