The Rugby Africa Cup Repechage which kicked off on June 5 noticed three competing groups: Burkina Faso, Burundi and Cameroon, finishing the round-robin match on Sunday on the Aout 4 stadium in Ouagadougou. The Stallions of Burkina Faso defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon by 17 to 13 factors.
After Ugandan referee Ms Saudah Adiru kicked off, the Stallions opened the scoring within the eleventh minute with a attempt from No.8 Ali Papi Traore. But the conversion was missed. In the sixteenth minute, Burkina Faso had been awarded a penalty courtesy of No.12 Adama Démé. This was adopted by a penalty within the twenty fifth minute by Cameroon’s No.10, Noël Touko.
Half-time got here with a lead from the organizing nation by a detailed rating of 5 to three. In the third minute of the second half, Ousmane Tioro of the Stallions (No. 15) managed to attain a attempt. The Burkinabè group stood out as a really offensive group on this competitors. The Stallions scored different tries (equivalent to within the 20’20 by Cheick Abass Sawadogo). In the thirtieth minute, Cameroon bought a penalty. During this decisive match, Cameroon gathered two yellow playing cards for No.8 Moctar Hassan (20’55) and Moïse Chimi (No.14) within the 18th minute of the 2nd half.
Burkina Faso triumphed over Cameroon by a rating of 17-13 in entrance of a extra electrified and bigger crowd of supporters than in earlier matches. “I think the victory is deserved and I wish the Burkina Faso team good luck for the future,” mentioned match director Mostafa Jelti.
The victory appeared to shock many sports activities observers given the lead the Cameroonian fifteens had taken on this match.
“Playing overseas shouldn’t be simple. We gave it our all and it did not work out. It’s sport. We realized from our errors, “Indomitable Lions captain Justin Amougou mentioned.
According to Burkina Faso coach Cheikh Amidou Ouédraogo, morale, the youthfulness of the gamers, aggressiveness in defence, velocity in assaults, and self-discipline had been Burkina Faso’s strengths in securing the victory.
This Rugby Africa Cup Repechage was hosted by the Burkinabè Rugby Federation (FBR).
According to its president, Mrs Rolande Boro, the group has been profitable regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. She talked about that the organizational difficulties are primarily linked to poor infrastructure.
Cameroon’s resounding return to African and World Rugby our bodies was not in the end successful. The “country of upright men” will thus be part of the twelfth place in Pool D of the Rugby Africa Cup which is scheduled to be held in Tunisia from July 9 to 17. This spherical can be performed out with Zimbabwe and Tunisia.