Rugby: for Rio Olympics qual­i­fiers

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Nige­ria has been drawn in group B along­side Zim­babwe, Uganda and Zam­bia for the 2016 Olympics games qual­i­fiers.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion made avail­able to the Nige­ria Rugby Football Fed­er­a­tion by Rugby Africa, the qual­i­fiers will be staged in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 14th - 15th Novem­ber, 2015.

Re­act­ing af­ter the draws, coach of the Nige­rian Rugby team also know as Black Stal­lions, Fabian Ju­ries said “The draw here of­fers some re­ally ex­cit­ing match-ups right from the group stage and there are lots of po­ten­tial for up­sets as well, which means no team can take any­thing for granted.”

De­spite Zim­babwe be­ing al­ready tipped by book­mak­ers as group B fa­vorites, the South African Rugby leg­end be­lieved that the Zam­bian team is also not a pushover as he warned op­pos­ing teams that any at­tempt to un­der­rate Nige­ria at the Africa Cup Sev­ens where the win­ner qual­i­fies for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 may prove costly.

Mean­while in group A, Kenya who is a strong force in africa rugby will tackle Mada­gas­car, Sene­gal and Mau­ri­tius.

In group C, north­ern African broth­ers, Tu­nisia and Mor­rocco have been pit­ted to­gether with Namibia and Bost­wana.

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