Rugby: Nigeria Battle Ghana In Africa Paris Olympic Qualifiers
Nigeria’s senior men national rugby team, Black Stallions will begin their quest for Paris 2024 Olympics qualifiers with their first game against Ghana in Mauritius.
The Black Stallions shocked the world in 2014 when they qualified for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. They will hope to repeat same feat by qualifying for the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.
Nigeria will then take on Burundi in a crucial encounter before rounding-off their last pool A match against Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nigeria began their preparation for the Olympics qualifiers in early May with a convergence of UK-based players under the tutelage of Temi Okenla while newly appointed national team Coach Steve Lewis has been supervising players based in Europe and United States of America
Majority of the selected players will go into close camping before travelling to Mauritius for the first phase of the qualifiers.
Twelve Countries are expected to compete in Mauritius from June 24 to June 25 for the available four slots in the Africa Cup Sevens slated for Zimbabwe in September.
Participating countries are Ghana, Algeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Mauritius, Botswana, Cameroun and Nigeria. Others include; Egypt, Lesotho, Burundi, Congo and Senegal.