Zimbabwe facing Kenya in Tri-nations' match on Tuesday

11 Nov 2013 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 11 NOV (NAMPA) - The 2013 Windhoek Draught Tri-Nations’ Rugby Series will see Zimbabwe and Kenya take on each other in the second match of this series on Tuesday evening.
Zimbabwe, who lost their opening match against Namibia on Friday, face an uphill battle as Kenya is currently ranked number one in the Confederation of Africa Rugby (CAR) log.
The Welwitschias beat Zimbabwe 35-26 during the opening match at the Hage Geingob rugby stadium on Friday night.
The Zimbabwean team’s vice-captain, Leitao Jacques told Nampa on Friday after the match that the game against Kenya will be physical.
“We must stick to our structures, then we should be able to make it against Kenya,” he noted.
Jacques commended the Namibian team for Friday’s performance.
The Kenyan team, which arrived in the country on Sunday, will also face the Zimbabweans at the same stadium before the final clash in the series against hosts Namibia on Saturday.
Kenyan head coach Jerome Paarwater said in a media statement availed to this news agency on Monday that he retained 19 players of the squad which clinched the African title in Madagascar during July this year.
“We are in Namibia to do well, and the challenge for us is to do well. We need to be combative upfront,” Paarwater was quoted as saying.
Tuesday’s match will commence at 19h30, while the match referee will be Jacky Husselman from Namibia.
The main match will be preceded by a match between the Namibian Under-20 team and the Namibia Invitational XV team at 17h00.
(NAMPA)
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