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World Cup qualifiers fixtures, kick-off time
By Eric Njiru | Mon 27 Jun, 2022 12:55

Namibia will get the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup going on Friday July 1 in Marseille, France as eight sides battle for a place at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Namibia, who represented Africa alongside South Africa in 2019 in Japan, will play Burkina Faso on Friday at 7pm (Kenyan time) followed by Zimbabwe vs Ivory Coast at 10pm with the other quarterfinals set for Saturday.

First up on Saturday will be the Elgon Cup derby between Kenya and Uganda at 4pm followed by Senegal vs Algeria at 7pm.

First semifinal will be on Wednesday July 6 between Uganda/Kenya and Senegal/Algeria with the second semifinal on Thursday July 7 Namibia/Burkina Faso and  Zimbabwe/Ivory Coast.

Kenya Simbas will leave Nairobi on Tuesday evening.

The winner of the eight-team knockout competition will book a return to France 14 months later as Africa 1 at RWC 2023. The Africa 1 qualifier has been drawn in Pool A alongside New Zealand, hosts France, Italy and Uruguay.

Whoever finishes as runners-up following the much-anticipated Rugby Africa Cup 2022 final on 10 July will still have a chance of qualifying for RWC 2023 through the Final Qualification Tournament.

1. Namibia v Burkina Faso 7pm, Friday July 1, 2022
Stade Pierre-Delort, Marseille, France
Friday, 1 July, 2022

Referee: Sylvain Mane (SEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Precious Pazani (ZIM)
Assistant Referee 2: Talent Gandiwa (ZIM)
TMO: Denis Grenouillet (FFR)

2. Zimbabwe v Ivory Coast 10pm, Friday July 1, 2022
Stade Pierre-Delort, Marseille, France
Friday, 1 July, 2022

Referee: Vivien Praderie (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Aymen Jriji (TUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Ojuku (KEN)
TMO: Denis Grenouillet (FFR)

3.Senegal v Algeria 7pm, Saturday July 2, 2022
Stade Maurice-David, Aix-en-Provence, France
Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Referee: Ludovic Cayre (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicardo Pienaar (NAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Ojuku (KEN)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (FFR)

4. Uganda v Kenya 4pm, Saturday July 2, 2022
Stade Maurice-David, Aix-en-Provence, France
Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Sylvain Mane (SEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Aymen Jriji (TUN)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (FFR)

Eric Njiru
Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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