Silverbacks finish third as Ghana win Africa Bronze Cup

Silverbacks settled for third position as they watched hosts Ghana lift the 2018 Africa Bronze Cup on Saturday afternoon in Cape Coast.

Ghana beat Mauritius by 23-17 in a hard fought victory in the final to automatically earn promotion to the 2019 Africa Silver Cup.

In the third place playoff, Rwanda bounced back from the 57-0 defeat at the hands of Ghana to beat Lesotho in a consolation 32-22 win.

While the hosts landed a promotion to second division tier effective next year, the bottom side Lesotho got relegated to Division D while first and second runners-up, Mauritius and Rwanda respectively, remained in Division C.

The Africa Bronze Rugby Cup was the first tournament of the 2018 season of senior fifteen a side rugby on the continent. It is also the gateway to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.

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