‘The crunch tie between defending champions Zimbabwe and Uganda which was due in Harare this weekend, will no longer take place after the home side indicated they won't be capable to host due to financial constraints caused by their recent participation at the Africa Cup.’
‘The game against Uganda was supposed to be Zimbabwe’s first in the tourney this year but has since been pushed back and the Sables will now open their campaign against Kenya on July 28.’
Uganda is also experiencing financial difficulties. The worry is that the Victoria Cup for 2012 may have to be cancelled if teams cannot afford to travel or host.
This is sad for test rugby in Africa. These teams face fewer test rugby matches this season.