Kenya to host U20 Barthes Trophy for three consecutive years


Kenya to host U20 Barthes Trophy for three consecutive years
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In Summary

  • Kenya Rugby Union chairman Gangla Oduor says that they will work closely with Rugby Africa, the government, commercial sponsors, media and other stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the events.

Kenya has been awarded the rights to host the U-20 Barthes Trophy for three consecutive years, Rugby Africa said on Tuesday adding that this year’s edition will be held on April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya Rugby Union chairman Gangla Oduor says that they will work closely with Rugby Africa, the government, commercial sponsors, media and other stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the events.

Oduor also hailed Sports CS Mohammed for welcoming supporting the bid.

The tourney is the only junior tournament in the continent and eight national U-20 teams will square it out.

Kenya are the defending Barthes champions after they narrowly beat Namibia 21-18 in a match played at Nairobi’s KCB Sports Club last year.

In this year’s edition, the Paul Odera coached  charges have been drawn in Pool A alongside Madagascar, Tunisia and Zambia while last year’s finalists Namibia while grace Pool B and will battle it out with Senegal, Zimbabwe and Côte d’Ivoire.

Pool A:
Kenya
Madagascar
Tunisia
Zambia

Pool B:
Namibia
Senegal
Zimbabwe
Côte d’Ivoire

Match Schedule:

April 19, 2020
Match 1: KENYA vs ZAMBABWE
Match 2: MADAGASCAR vs TUNISIA
Match 3: NAMIBIA vs CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Match 4: SENEGAL vs ZIMBABWE

April 22, 2020
Match 5: Loser M1 vs Loser M2
Match 6: Loser M3 vs Loser M4
Match 7: Winner M1 vs Winner M2
Match 8: Winner M3 vs Winner M4

April 26, 2020
Match 9: A4 vs B4
Match 10: A3 vs B3
Match 11: A2 vs B2
Match 12: A1 vs B1

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