Rugby Africa Men’s Seven: 12 nations in the running for the 2024 Olympics – Headlines – Sport News Africa
The qualifying match will likely be held on September 16 and 17 in Zimbabwe.
If the Paris 2024 Olympics will happen from July 26 to August 11, the groups aiming to take part within the ultimate sevens rugby match have all their eyes on Harare. It’s certainly within the capital of Zimbabwe that the Rugby Africa Males’s Seven will likely be held, the final step to win the qualifying tickets for the Olympic match. At stake, three locations which is able to immediately qualify the winners of the swimming pools, on the finish of the matches which will likely be performed on September 16 and 17. Twelve groups are within the operating: South Africa, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
There Rugby Africa proceeded to the draw of the swimming pools which is able to thus see South Africa, Madagascar, Tunisia and Ivory Coast do battle in group A. Accustomed to shine on the world circuit, the South Africans will likely be favorites throughout this Africa Males’s Seven. Behind them, the combat will likely be open for 2nd place between Malagasy and Tunisians, synonymous with entry to the play-offs to nonetheless hope to qualify for the 2024 Olympics. In group B, Kenya will depart with the favors of the forecasts forward of Zambia, Namibia and Nigeria.
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Pool C will nevertheless be extra undecided with Uganda, Burkina Faso, Algeria and Zimbabwe. As a result of if prior to now Zimbabwe and Uganda had a head begin on most of their opponents within the self-discipline, Algeria is gaining momentum within the picture of its victory within the pre-Olympic match and its qualification for this Africa Males’s Seven on the expense of Nigeria. What give rise to disputed conferences to attempt to snatch the qualification for the 2024 Olympics.
Every group winner will likely be immediately certified for the Olympic match, whereas the 2nd of the swimming pools will undergo a play-off match. To those three assured locations may very well be added a 4th, if South Africa lastly wins its qualification through the World Rugby Seven Sequence. On the ladies’s facet, Rugby Africa has not but drawn the teams, however has formalized the holding of the qualifying match for October 14 and 15 in Tunisia.
The three swimming pools for the Africa Males’s 7s happening in Zimbabwe in September have been confirmed.
— Uganda Rugby Union (@UgandaRugby) July 19, 2023