Dates for Kenya Simbas Rugby Africa matches revealed

Rugby Africa have announced the dates for the 2020 season matches set to commence in May across the continent.

Kenya Simbas finished second in the 2018 Africa Gold Cup which also served as the World Cup Qualification route and they are seeded top in Pool B. They will battle with Morocco, in the opening match on 30 May 2020 in Kenya with the venue set to be announced later. At the same date, Namibia will be in action at home against Zambia.

Paul Odera coached side will then travel to Côte d’Ivoire on 27 June 2020 to play Côte d’Ivoire. The winner of the pool will proceed to the semis set for 29 July and the final will be on 1 August in venues that will be decided later.

Recorded matches:
Botswana 36 – 25 Ghana
Côte d’Ivoire 60 – 3 Rwanda
Senegal 63 – 0 Mauritius
Madagascar 63 – 3 Nigeria

Pool Round RAC 2020:
Group A: Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar
Group B: Kenya, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire
Group C: Uganda, Algeria, Senegal
Group D: Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Ghana

30 May 2020:
Group A: Namibia vs Zambia in Namibia
Group B: Kenya vs Morocco in Kenya 

6 June 2020:
Group C: Uganda vs Algeria in Uganda
Group D: Tunisia vs Zimbabwe in Tunisia

13 June 2020:
Group A: Zambia vs Madagascar in Zambia
Group B: Morocco vs Côte d’Ivoire in Morocco

20 June 2020:
Group C: Algeria vs Senegal in Algeria
Group D: Zimbabwe vs Ghana in Zimbabwe

27 June 2020:
Group B: Côte d’Ivoire vs Kenya in Côte d’Ivoire

28 June 2020:
Group A: Madagascar vs Namibia in Madagascar

4 July 2020:
Group C: Senegal vs Uganda in Senegal
Group D: Ghana vs Tunisia in Ghana

Final tournament in a single venue to be determined:
29 July: Semi- finals
1 August: Third place play-off and final

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