Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Nigeria v Ivory Coast in Gaborone (WCQ Africa; CAR Division 1C)

Venue: University of Botswana Stadium

Referee: Emmanuel Masinki (Botswana)

What a doings! With the with drawl of Cameroon this competition has been thrown into confusion. What will happen on Saturday if we end up with two winners I’m not to say!

This is Ivory Coast’s first game in this tournament and the first since 2010. They pulled out of test rugby commitments in 2011 due to the civil strife in the country. They were relegated, as a result, to Division 1C from 1B.

These two sides have never met in a rugby test match before.

GWC Rugby rankings do not apply as Ivory Coast does not rank as yet.

IRB Ranking Points
Ivory Coast 47.52, Nigeria 35.29

Prediction: Ivory Coast by 30 points


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Nigeria Squad

Michael Adeniya (Westcombe Park, England)
David Akinluyi (Old Olavians, England)
Emmanuel Akinluyi (Cambridge University, England)
Emmanuel Ayewe (Racing Club) 1984.02.14
James Davies
Olawale Doherty
Eseoghene Enajerow (Warri) 1992.12.22
Udochukwu Eze (Police) 1989.02.13
Nsa Harrison (London Nigerian, England),
Nuhu Ibrahim
Adedoyin Layade (Sedgley Park, England) 1991.10.17
Tiwaloluwa Obisesan (University of Kent, England)
Shola Odele (Kaduna)
Felix Ogbole (Kaduna) 1990.02.21
Temitope Okenla (Old-Midwhitgiftians RFC, England)
Craig Olugbode (Gateshead Thunder RL, England)
Chukwuma Osazuwa
Ali Shelleng (London Nigerian, England)
Ibi Shelleng (London Nigerian, England) 1983.12.03
Ivan Stevenson
Francis Ugwu (Manchester Medics, England)
Inam Jay Udo-Udoma (Blackheath and Ruislip, England)
Ejike Uzoigbe (Worthing, England)
Obi Wilson (Barewa) 1984.09.24
Robert Worrincy (Halifax RL, England)
Samson Yayah

Head Coach: Steven Lewis

Note: Club affiliations TBC

Ivory Coast


Squad list not available

Coaches : Louis Konan and Amman Bile

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