Rugby: Nigeria departs for Ghana for West African Series




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The Nigeria Rugby National team 'Black Stallions' have departed Lagos on Sunday for Elimina, Ghana for the West African Tri-nations Championship series which began today with Cote d' Ivoire beating the hosts Ghana 22 – 12 at the Nduom Sports Stadium, Elimina.


Speaking at the team's hotel earlier today, Technical director of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, Abubakar Yaro disclosed that the team is ready to take the region by storm. “The boys have been training really hard and l want to tell you that we’re ready to give Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana a good run and improve upon our rankings. We have brought in Godwin Otoro from his base in Italy and debutant Ricky Ezenwa from South Africa to join the squad. “Abubakar said.


Furthermore, Team coach Bronson Weir who released the final team's list yesterday admonish corporate organisations to support the development of the sport in the country, adding that Nigeria has the potentials to be world beaters in the sport.


'We have carefully selected the squad and we are excited to see what this team can produce. the team is predominantly home based players and this competition gives them a big chance to prove that they are good enough to make the world cup qualifiers squad to play Madagascar on December 1st in Antananarivo' says the South African.

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