Nigeria Overpower Swaziland In African Rugby Tourney

Nigeria scored nine times as a number of players laid impressive markers in a 61-10 victory over Swaziland in the African Rugby Cup 1C holding in Gaborone, Botswana.
The team featuring back line stars such as Christian Ogar, Azeez Ladipo, Yusuf Oyeyemi, Oladipo Olawale, Samson Yahaya and Dozie Dinobi all raced home, while the efforts of forwards; Azeez Olanrewaju, Emmanuel Godwin, Hafis Ayinla and Abubakar Yakubu will not have gone unnoticed as Nigeria claimed their first victory at the on-going Africa Rugby Cup 1C.
The Black Stallions battled a highly spirited Swaziland team at the UBC Stadium. Christian Ogar opened the scoring with a well worked try which saw and over 10 passes made before he touched down for a try.
Azeez Ladipo converted 8 out of 9 tries and also got a try for himself. Swaziland later scored one try which was well converted.
Meanwhile Mauritius beat Zambia 54-17 in the second game of the day while Impala Rustenburg from South Africa whitewashed host Botswana 54-9 to end a day of fantastic rugby.
Nigeria will now meet the South Africa’s Cell C Community Cup champions Impala Rustenburg who replace Morocco in their last game on Saturday.
At the completion of all the matches, the Teams are ranked one through six based on their cumulative Match points, and identified respectively as winner, runner-up, third, fourth, five and six.


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