Namibia’s record of appearing in every rugby World Cup since 1999 will come to an end. If they lose to Madagascar in the Rugby Africa Cup on Wednesday. This year’s edition of the Rugby Africa Cup is doubling as part of the region’s 2023 Rugby World Cup qualification process. For RWC tickets 2023 visit our website.
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And Namibia against each other after a surprise 24-13 loss to Ivory Coast in Abidjan left them at the bottom of their three-team group. Only the top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the next qualifying stage in 2022.
Known as the Elephants, Ivory Coast took the match to Namibia from the start. And scored tries through the back row duo Bakary Meite. And Paul Diallo Dit Peres to lead 14-0 after just 12 minutes.
Ivory Coast History
It was a disappointing start to former Springboks coach Allister Coetzee’s first game in charge. But the Welwitschias finally got a fulcing point in the game. When midfielder Helarius Kisting’s penalty followed by a try for hooker Obert Nortje.
However, the first half closed with Ivory Coast on top again, with a penalty from Kisting’s counterpart, Ezer Kosee. And a penalty try that gave the hosts a 24-8 lead at half-time.
Namibia started the second half with 14 men thanks to the yellow card collected by Maharua Katjijeko. For his participation in the award of the penalty try. After a scoreless third quarter, Namibia’s deputy captain Lesley Klim finally reached an impasse. When she scored Welwitschias’ second try in the 10th minute.
But it turned out to be the last point of the match, as the Elephants’ defense kept Namibia at bay. As for the world rankings in rugby, Côte d’Ivoire’s. First win over Namibia since 1994 was worth two full rating points.
As a result, they climbed four places to their 38th place, which last achieved in September 2005. Namibia remains in 25th place, despite losing two rating points.
Senegal also raised their hopes of qualifying for the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a dramatic 20-19 victory over a senior Kenyan team on the weekend of the shocking results at the Rugby World Cup in Africa.
Outside center Georges-Pompidou Mendy scored at half-time to put Senegal insight for the win. And defender Saibo Sakho kept his nerves to lead the winning conversion.
Kenya never left behind in the game. Until flags raise behind the pillars and referee Saudah Adiru whistled the final whistle. Defender Jone Kubu contributed 14 points from three penalties, a goal, and Darwin Mukidza’s conversion attempt.
Midfielder Mamadou Ndiaye, meanwhile, kicked two first-half penalties for Senegal. And converted Demby Kane’s try shortly after the restart to level the scores at 13:13. When Senegal lost Mendy’s yellow card approaching the hour of play, Kenya looked the favorite to win.
However, the Lions conceded only three points. When they were down, allowing them to stay in touch and give Mendy a chance to redeem himself.
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