Zambia 7’s to face New Zealand ‘All Blacks’ at Commonwealth Games
THE ZAMBIA Rugby 7’s will this year for the very first time in the Rugby 7s history be competing in at Commonwealth Games where the team will come face to face with big boys in the sports of Rugby.
Zambia 7s will have the chance to meet global power houses like South Africa, England, New Zealand, Fiji, Kenya.
At the 7s Africa Cup hosted by Uganda late last year, Zambia finished in third position enabling the 7s team to qualify to the Commonwealth games.
The Commonwealth Games will take place from the 13 to 15 April, 2018 in Australia.
Last year the Rubgy Sports Management (RGSM) was appointed by the Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) to assist in building up Zambia 7s.
Andrew Kaminsa and Willis Magasa are the men tasked with the duty to drill the team as Head Coach and Assistant Coach respectively.
The two Coaches will assisted by Nyundo Armitage (former Zambia 7s captain, former African Leopards) and Neill Nortje (former Golden Lions 7s head coach).
The Support Coaches have a special mandate to prepare the players condition, one on one skills, video reviews and more.
Veteran Coach Musa Zimba has offered his services to assist in overseeing the coaches and to provide mentorship to the coaching staff.
Preparations are already in top gear to ensure the 7s Team does wonders at the Commonwealth Games.
The team's first tour will be the Royal Bafokeng 7s, Sun city in South Africa in the first week of March, 2018, that will be followed by the Victoria Falls 7s in Zimbabwe at the end of March before flying to April Commonwealth Games.
In South Africa, Zambia is expected to battle it out against the likes of Italy, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa All Stars.
To boast both player’s morale and excite fans, during the course of this month, Zambia 7s kit will be unveiled. The sponsors are working with Fortress Sports Gear to dress the boys in the most modern materials used for 7s players around the World.
Zambia Ruby 7s National Team
New Zealand Rugby Team the ‘All Blacks’
South Africa’s Springboks