Nigeria beat Ghana in inaugural President’s Rugby Cup

Nigeria beat Ghana in inaugural President’s Rugby Cup

The Black Stallions of Nigeria edged the Eagles of Ghana 14-12 to clinch the inaugural President’s Cup at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Cape Coast Ghana on Saturday.

The first half ended without points from both teams as the Black Stallions dominated and pinned the Eagles in their half for most part of the half.

 


Captain Onoru Jatto opened the scoring through a superb move from a quick line out in the 50th minute converted by Joshua Etim for 7 points.

 

The Eagles responded within 5 minutes with a power play try but conversion was missed. Black Stallions center; Joshua Etim crossed over the white wash from another set play in the 60th minute and converted to put the Stallions 12-5 up.

 

The Ghanaians crossed over for a try which was converted in the 75th minute but the Stallions held on for their win in Elmina, Cape Coast as the match ended 14-12.

 

This match marked the end of the 2019 WARS (West African Rugby Series) Men’s XVs Ghana Invitational Tournament as Nigeria finished runners up of the tournament behind Ivory Coast.

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