Africa Cup Sevens: Seven Debutants in Nigeria’s Rugby  7s Squad for Mauritius


Joel Ajayi

Nigeria Rugby Sevens head coach, Steve Lewis, has announced his squad for the Africa Cup Sevens Tournament, which will take place over two weekends from June 26 to July 8 in Mauritius.

The squad features significant changes, including the absence of co-captains Declan Nwachukwu (center) and Olukolade Awobowale (winger), both sidelined due to injuries. Former captain Onoru Jatto is also notably absent from the list.

“This is an exciting new squad for Nigeria 7s, with seven debutants eager to make a name for themselves in Mauritius against the best teams in Africa,” said Coach Lewis.

“We want to finish with strong momentum to help us prepare for the next season,” stated Nigeria Rugby President, Dr. Ademola Are.

In Pool A, the Stallions Sevens will compete against Kenya, Madagascar, and host team Mauritius.

Pool B includes Uganda, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, and Côte d’Ivoire, while Pool C features Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, and Algeria.

Nigeria Sevens Team for Mauritius Tournaments:

Akpabio Samuel, Dodo Boluwatife, Sam Esukuloh, John Daniel, Richard Adeniyi-Jones, Macaulay Ogheneloyeme, Aniebonam David, Odunlami Oluwadara, Ilube Matthew, Henry-Ajudua Frederick, Etim Gabriel. Obano Oghenesuvwe Osereme, Kitto Oliver Lewis and Anthony John-Oluwatobiloba


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