The Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Trophy gets underway this Saturday at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium. Latest updates is that Uganda has also declare their final and a strongly fine-tuned squad to Nairobi ahead of the competition.
Uganda named a 32-man travelling squad for the Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Trophy taking place in Nairobi from 9th to 17th April at the Nyayo National Stadium. The squad, which features 25 players and 7 officials is expected in Nairobi on Thursday morning.
The tournament, which serves as the Africa’s U20 championship feature eight teams and will be played on a knockout basis over three match days. There will be four quarterfinal fixtures on Saturday 9th April 2022 with the semifinals set for Wednesday 13 April at the same venue.
The title decider will be played on Sunday 17th April. Former champions Namibia will get the tournament underway when they face Cote d’Ivoire in the opening fixture, paving the way for the second clash between Tunisia and Zimbabwe.
Madagascar, losing finalists in 2021 will take on Zambia in the day’s third fixture before hosts and defending champions Kenya take on next door neighbors Uganda in the final quarterfinal fixture.
U20 Barthes Trophy Fixtures;
Match Day 1, Saturday 9 April 2022
QF1 9.00am Namibia v Cote d’Ivoire
QF2 11.30am Tunisia v Zimbabwe
QF3 2.00pm Madagascar v Zambia
QF4 4.30pm Kenya v Uganda
Match Day 2, Wednesday 13 April 2022
CM1 9.00am Loser QF1 v Loser QF2
CM2 11.30am Loser QF3 v Loser QF4
SF1 2.00pm Winner QF1 v Winner QF4
SF2 4.30pm Winner QF2 v Winner QF3
Match Day 3, Sunday 17 March 2022
PO1 9.00am Loser CM1 v Loser CM2
PO2 11.30am Winner CM1 v Winner CM2
Bronze Medal Match: 2.00pm
Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
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