Burkina Faso’s capital – Ouagadougou has been chosen as the host city for the Rugby Africa Cup Repechage from the 5th to the 13th of June.

According to Rolande Boro, the President of the Burkina Faso Rugby Union, preparations are underway with growing fan excitement cheering on.

Andrew Owor, Vice President of Rugby Africa, and President of the Rugby Committee, applauded the readiness of the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in organizing such an important tournament, which officially marks the start of the African Qualifiers for the 2023 Rugby World Cup to be held in France.

Four teams are expected to participate in a round robin tournament over three match days,namely Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, and Nigeria.

After the dust settles and with the results in, the winner of the tournament will join Pool D of the Rugby Africa Cup, to be hosted in Tunisia in July.

Pool D consists of the Zimbabwe and Tunisia national teams.

According to Andrew Owor, the top two teams of each of the four pools will progress to the final round of the Rugby Africa Cup in 2022.

Thereafter the top 8 African teams will compete for one direct qualification to the Rugby World Cup and one slot in the repechage tournament, setting the stage.