The Zambia Sevens Rugby Team has qualified for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after finishing fourth at the Rugby Africa Cup in Uganda at the weekend.
Zambia lost to Kenya 19-12 in the third and fourth play-off on Sunday at Kyadondo Ground in Kampala to emerge fourth and qualify for the Birmingham Games.
“Congratulations to this fantastic Zambia Rugby Men’s team for qualifying for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the just ended Africa Men’s Rugby 7s Competition in Kampala, Uganda,” Zambia Rugby Union president Clement Sinkamba reacted.
Zambia has, however, missed out on the 2022 Rugby World Cup in South Africa qualification.
The Musonda Kaminsa coached side had earlier in the semifinal lost to Zimbabwe 26-17 on Sunday.
Zambia advanced to the semifinal after recording two wins and a loss in the opening games on Saturday.
The team launched their campaign with a 33-7 win over Cameroon before beating Burkina Faso 28-10 and succumbed to a 40-7 loss to Uganda in their third round tie.
Meanwhile, hosts Uganda and Zimbabwe have qualified for both the 2022 Rugby World Cup in South Africa and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by excelling at the qualifying competition in East Africa.