Nigeria will no longer host the 2019 Rugby Africa Silver Cup following the cancellation of the tournament by the continent’s governing body.
In a letter dated, 10th April, 2019, Rugby Africa President, Khaled Babbou notified Unions on the decision of the body’s Executive Committee to cancel this year’s Silver Cup due to hold at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi in Lagos Nigeria.
The Silver Cup Pool A was scheduled to be played between Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar and Botswana whilst Pool B was to be played between Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mauritius and Rwanda.
Rugby Africa explained that the cancellation was necessitated by a contractual disagreement with its media partner, which has also resulted in the termination of the contract with the said organisation.
“The cancellation became imminent following Kwese Sports premature termination of sponsorship contract leaving Rugby Africa without adequate funding for the year 2019. Kwese Sports are Rugby Africa’s leading partner,” a release issued by the NRFF expressed.