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Details

Date Time Season Full Time Attendance Weather
November 23, 2019 11:00 am 2019 80' 300 Sunny

Venue

Elmina Sports Complex, Ndoum, Ghana
Nduom Sports Stadium, J.J. Rawlings High Street, Essaman, Central Region, Ghana

Ghana

Position Tries Conv Con Miss Pens Pen Miss Drop Goals Yellow Card Red Card
 63300020

Vultures

Player Position Tries Conv Con Miss Pens Pen Miss Drop Goals Yellow Card Red Card
Katlego MohutsiwaProp00000000
Atang BalopiHooker00000000
Orabile ChicheProp00000000
Stefan Van ZylLock00000000
Ernest EddyLock00000000
Thabang DipheraFlanker00000000
Tafadzwa NcubeFlanker00000000
Ronan McGannNumber Eight00000000
Koketso GaletshetseScrum-half00000000
Brandon Van ZylFly-half02 (31', 36')1 (78')2 (14', 60')1 (9')000
Mpho RramorweenyaneWing00000000
Kyle Mcintyre Centre00000000
Dillon PetytHooker1 (35')0000000
Letlhogile TshekoWing00000000
Tshoganetso KatseFull-back1 (30')0000000
Thato Maifala Hooker1 (78')0000000
Botlhe PoloetletseProp00000000
Takura Nyatanga Hooker00000000
Jeremy Babbage Lock00000000
Omphile Debula Flanker00000000
Molibi Maphananye Flanker00000000
Kagiso Molefhi Wing00000000
Junior Mathare Centre00000000
Total 32121000
Tries
6
3
Conv
3
2
Con Miss
3
1
Pens
0
2
Pen Miss
0
1
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Card
2
0
Red Card
0
0

Recap

The following is drawn from the website Rugby Redefined:

Elmina, 23 November 2019, Rugby Africa – The Ghana Rugby Men’s 15s team have recorded a victory against the Botswana Men’s 15s in their qualifier match of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020.

The match which commenced at 11:00 am local time on Saturday was dubbed the “Battle of the Birds of Prey” due to the logos and names of the two teams – the Ghana Eagles and Botswana Vultures.

The Ghanaian squad started the match on an impressive note, but the Botswana Vultures fought back and ended the first half with a leading score of 19-12.

However, the Ghana Eagles put up a great fighting spirit in the second half of the match played in the Nduom’s Sports Stadium, Elmina, in the Central Region of Ghana, to clinch the crucial victory.

The match ended on a score of 36-25 in favour of the Ghana Eagles.

Ghana proceeds to the pool stage of the RAC and will face Zimbabwe and Tunisia in Pool D towards the middle of 2020.

Ghana went into the match with a global ranking of 91 while Botswana ranked 71 globally.

The Ghanaian player Richard Kossivi was voted man of the match.

Tries for Ghana included Boamah, Amissah, Yussif, Amuzuloh, Gavor, Botchi, with its

Cons including Acquaah, Acquaye 2.

Tries for Botswana included Katse, Petyt, Maifala, with cons: B van Zyl 2; pens: B van Zyl 2.

Reactions:

“The victory shows a great improvement in rugby development in Ghana and we are holding the sporting victory mantle for the country Ghana. Our team is set to play its next match against Zimbabwe in Harare, and we are determined to continue our path of success,” said President of the Ghana Rugby Association, Herbert Mensah.

President of Botswana Rugby, Sean Irish, expressed: “Despite our defeat, I am pleased with the performance of the squad. What the team showed in this match proves that Rugby in Botswana has developed greatly.”

Captain of the Ghana Eagles, Alexander Dorpenyo, said: “We went into this match with a strong determination to win and we made it happen.”

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Officials

Center Referee
Saudah Adiru
Assistant Referee 1
Voctor Oduor
Assistant Referee 2
Clement Dennis
Match Official 4
Bernice Abil Anako
Match Official 5
Charles Yapo
Match Commissioner
Charles Yapo
Scorer
Rafatu Inusah