The Zambia national rugby youth team has been selected to participate in this year’s African Rugby Youth Games to be held in Algiers, Algeria.
In a statement issued to Daily Nation Sports in Lusaka, Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja announced that the tournament which is scheduled for July this year will feature the best rugby youth teams across the African continent.
Zambia will compete against teams from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast.
Others are Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe.
Bougja expressed gratitude that Rugby had become an Olympic sport which contributed to the transformation of youths in Africa.
“This 3rd edition of the African Youth Games will be a real celebration of sport and its values. I wish the best to all the delegations in their preparations and I look forward to seeing the emergence of the future African stars of international rugby.” Ali said.