Namibia stands between Kenya and continental title

Kenya vs Namibia in a previous match. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Kenya’s rugby 15 a side team Simba will be crowned the 2017 Africa Gold Cup winners should they beat hosts Namibia on Saturday in their last match of the competition.

The Jerome Paarwater charges improved its chances of clinching the title by thrashing Zimbabwe 41-22 in their backyard over the weekend to go second on 17 points in the six team table standings.

Meanwhile, their opponents in waiting Namibia maintained their three points lead at the summit with a 48-24 pummeling of hosts Uganda on Saturday.

Ranked the best among the participating teams coupled with playing in their home turf, Namibia are arguably in a pole position to retain the Africa Gold Cup.

However, with the 2017 championship doubling up as the qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it’s going to be winner-takes-all clash in Windhoek.