Mauritius will have it very tough against the much improved Eagles of Ghana in Saturday’s final of the 2018 Afric Bronze Cup while Lesotho face Rwanda in the third-place play-off.
The Eagles of Ghana qualified to the finals of the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup after an empathic 57-0 win over Rwanda at the Nduom Sports Stadium at Elmina.
Ghana started the semi-final tie on a positive note, dominating play and forcing their smaller opponents into errors.
The Eagles, who are the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, were organized in the back row, solid in the centre row and lethal in front row.
In the second period of the game, Rwanda came into the game but they could not find an antidote to Ghana’s effective wing play.
Despite the good win, head coach of the Eagles Lovemore Kuzorero said his team can be better and do more.
“We’re going back to the drawing board. We still have things to work on. We’ll fill all the loopholes. We’ll come back on Saturday and do better than what he did today”, coach Kuzorero told the media.
President of the Ghana Football Rugby Union Herbert Mensah expressed his delight with the progress the Eagles have made in the last three years.
“I think Ghana is four or five years ahead of schedule. The victory today[Wednesday] is an indication of progress, not success. It’s not an indication of success. I focus more on progress.”
Mr. Mensah who was voted Best Sports Association President for the fast rise of the game in Ghana hopes the Eagles will play well and rob shoulders with the best nations in the world.
Mauritius came from behind and produced a spectacular performance to rout Lesotho 49-16.
The winner of the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup will earn a spot to compete in the Silver Cup which comes off later this year.
From the Silver Cup, the winner moves to the ultimate prestigious Gold Cup.