Zambia Beat Nigeria’s Stallions In African Cup

After Match Day 1 in the African Cup 1C holding in Gaborone, Botswana, the Black Stallion of Nigeria lost 20-30 to Zambia.
The game which was tagged match of the day by rugby pundits, saw the Black Stallion forwards impose themselves on the Zambians but the back line could not contain them.
The Zambians drew first blood in the early stage of the game with two tries, but the Black Stallions found their rhythm and retaliated with two tries by Christian Ogar and Fasimoye Olatunji. Nigeria fly half, Azeez Ladipo traded penalties with the Zambian fly half to keep the game level 13-13 at half time.
The Zambians dominated early in the second half of the game trenching the Back Stallions back line which paid off with a try. Azeez ladipo launched an attack by setting up Samson Yahaya for another try to draw level at 20-20. The Zambians nicked it in the final third with 2 late tries to end the game at 30-20.
Other games saw Impala defeat Mauritius 67–17 and Bostwana demolished Swaziland 87–0. Its not a bad game for a new team as The players are now determined to go on and do well in subsequent games.
The Black Stallions will take on Swaziland on Wednesday 18 June 2014 in their second game of the African Cup IC.


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