Zimbabwe faces a tough test when they take on Namibia in the third round of Africa Gold Cup on Saturday July 15, 2017 in Windhoek.
The Sables departed for Namibia on Wednesday ahead of the match to be played at Hage Geingob stadium in what will probably be Zimbabwe’s biggest hurdle in this competition with the Namibians having dominated the Sables in previous editions.
But Zimbabwe will draw confidence from how they stole a 28-16 victory in Senegal and hope for a good outcome in Namibia.
Sables coach Cyprian ‘Supa’ Mandenge will be looking for a better show especially with the return to national duty of some senior players notably Jacques Leitao and Andrew Rose who missed the Test in Senegal.
Meanwhile, Namibia top the points tables with 10 points having been ruthless in their two matches by outclassing Tunisia 53-7 and Senegal 95-0.
Kenya (eight points), Uganda (six points), Zimbabwe (four points), Senegal (one point) and Tunisia, with no point, make up the rest of the standings.
While, Zimbabwe do battle in Namibia, Uganda host Tunisia in Kampala while Kenya entertain Senegal in Nairobi.
The 2017 Rugby Africa Gold Cup is also acting as a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup with the team that finishes bottom placed team getting eliminated from the World Cup qualification.
Sables’ squad for Namibia Test
Denford Mutamangira (cpt), Tolerance Zishe, Lawrence Cleminson, Fortune Chipendu, Brian Nyaude, Jacques Leitao, Connor Pritchard, Njabulo Ndhlovu, Hilton Mudariki, Tichafara Makwanya, Stephan Hunduza, Daniel Capsopoulos, Gavin Nyawata, Takudzwa Kumadiro, Tadius Hwata, David Makanda, Irvine Nduwa. Graham Cochrane, Andrew Rose, Takudzwa Mandiwanza, Ngoni Chibuwe, Scott Jones and Tinashe Gwisai.
Story by Sports Zone