The Black Stallions, Nigeria’s men’s rugby national team, have shown their prowess on the field as they clinched the ticket for the Africa Cup 7s 2024 Paris Olympic Games qualifiers in Zimbabwe. The team displayed their exceptional skills in their recent semi-final match against Côte d’Ivoire, where they won 20-12.
The team’s impressive performance continued as they took on Algeria in the final of the pre-qualifying series. The Black Stallions made sure they left their mark on the field, using their agility and speed to outmaneuver their opponents.
On day one of the pre-qualifying series, the team showed their strength as they hammered Ghana 24-7, trounced Burundi 43-14, and destroyed Congo 43-0. They continued their winning streak in the quarter-finals, where they defeated Botswana with an impressive scoreline of 33-5.
The Africa Cup 7s in Zimbabwe is set to hold from 16th to 17th September 2023. The winner of the cup will automatically qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, while the second and third-placed teams will progress to the 2024 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament. Additionally, the top two teams will qualify for the 2024 Challenger Series.
The Black Stallions have proven that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of rugby. Their exceptional performance on the field is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and passion for the sport. As they prepare for the upcoming Africa Cup 7s, the team is confident that they will continue to make their country proud and bring home the gold.