Zimbabwe have certified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa in September after ending runners-up on the Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens in Uganda on Sunday.
The Cheetahs misplaced 28-0 within the last towards the hosts Uganda on the Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala however their second-place end was sufficient to safe them a spot on the international event.
Zimbabwe went into the ultimate having already certified for the World Cup after defeating Zambia 26-17 within the semi-final encounter.
Kenya, who misplaced to Uganda within the different semi-final, survived a scare to safe the third and last slot after defeating Zambia 19-12 in Africa Men’s Sevens bronze medal match.
Zimbabwe’s second-place end would have been sufficient to safe them a spot on the 2022 Commonwealth Games slated for July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England alongside Kenya and Uganda.
Instead, fourth-placed Zambia will take Zimbabwe’s slot because the nation continues to be suspended from the Commonwealth after withdrawing in 2003.
Their focus will nonetheless be on the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the place they are going to be making their sixth look after securing qualification in 1997, 2001, 2009, 2013 and 2018.