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Zimbabwe survives, Morocco relegated
By Patrick Korir | Sun 19 Aug, 2018 10:25

Curtains came down on the Africa Gold Cup that doubled up as the 2019 World Cup qualifier on Saturday 18 August with the final three matches.

Namibia hit Kenya 53-28 in the showstopper of the day in Windhoek to retain the Africa Gold Cup and qualify for a fifth straight World Cup.

In Kampala Zimbabwe turned the tables on host Uganda with a 38-18 win for their first triumph in five games that saw them avoid what could have been an embarrassing relegation.

While the Sables survived it, it was not the case for travelling Morocco who went down 36-13 to host Tunisia be ejected out of the Gold Cup to Silver Cup next year. 

As Namibia topped the log, Kenya Simbas came second, Uganda third. Tunisia ended up fourth ahead of the Sables.

Morocco propped the table with three points and will be replaced by the winner of the Africa Silver Cup to be known when Algeria takes on Zambia on 28 August. 

Rugby Africa Gold Cup Fixtures & results

16 June 2018

Zimbabwe 23 Morocco 23

Namibia 55 Uganda 6

23 June 2018

Namibia 118 Tunisia 0

Morocco 24 Kenya 28

30 June 2018

Kenya 45 Zimbabwe 36

Morocco 7 Namibia 63

7 July 2018

Kenya 38 Uganda 22

Tunisia 18 Zimbabwe 14

4 August 2018

Uganda 67 Tunisia 12

Zimbabwe 28 Namibia 58

11 August 2018

Uganda 47 Morocco 29

Kenya 67 Tunisia 0

18 August 2018

Uganda 18 Zimbabwe 38

Namibia 53 Kenya 28

Tunisia 36 Morocco 13

Africa Gold Cup Standings as of 18 August 2018

1.Namibia 25

2.Kenya 17 

3.Uganda 9

4.Tunisia 8 

5.Zimbabwe 7

6. Morocco 3

Patrick Korir
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