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It's down to Kenya and Namibia
By Eric Njiru | Sat 11 Aug, 2018 22:48

It's down to Kenya Simbas and Namibia Welwitschias as far as who will represent Africa at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is concerned.

Kenya played her fourth match on Saturday beating Tunisia 67-0 to register a fourth win while Namibia had a rest having played four matches too ahead of next week's clash between the two sides in Windhoek.

Namibia is on top with 20 points as Kenya follows with 17. Kenya must beat Namibia with next weekend for them to head to Japan as Africa Cup winners.

"There were still a few disappointing things but we will see and fix that next week," said Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook.
"We would love to qualify directly to Japan and that's the goal, to beat Namibia. There is however a second chance of repechage but there is a big week ahead of us." 

The 2018 Africa Gold Cup is doubling up as qualifier for 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan with the competition's winner getting the sole ticket as Africa 1. 

Runners-up, Africa 2, will head to global repechage in France during the November test window for the last chance to qualify for the World Cup. They will play Canada, Germany and Hong Kong.

Zimbabwe, Morocco and Tunisia are all fighting relegation. 

Africa Gold Cup Standings

1.Namibia 20 
2.Kenya 17 
3.Uganda 9 
4.Tunisia 4 
5.Morocco 3 
6. Zimbabwe 3

August 18- last round fixtures
Uganda vs Zimbabwe
Namibia vs Kenya
Tunisia vs Morocco

Eric Njiru
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