16th Africa Cup
Final positions
Champions Namibia
Runner-up Kenya
2015
2017

The 2016 Africa Cup was the sixteenth edition of the Africa Cup, an annual international rugby union competition for African nations organised by Rugby Africa.

The competition was split into four divisions – Division 1A, Division 1B, Division 1C and Division 2, with promotion and relegation between the divisions.

Divisions

Division 1A

2016 Africa Cup Division 1A
CountriesKenya
Namibia
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Date2 July – 6 August 2016
← 2015
2017 →

The 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A was decided on a round-robin format. The matches was played between 2 July and 6 August 2016. The top two teams from 2015, Namibia and Zimbabwe played two home matches each, while Kenya (who finished third in 2015) and Uganda (who were promoted from Division 1B) hosted one match each. The log leader after the round-robin matches was crowned the Division 1A champions, while the team ranked last was relegated to Division 1B for 2017.

Teams

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1A teams
 Kenya
 Namibia
 Uganda
 Zimbabwe

Uganda were promoted from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1B.

Standings

The final log for the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A were:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1A log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1  Namibia 3 3 0 0 156 74 +82 3 15
2  Kenya 3 2 0 1 127 95 +32 2 10
3  Uganda 3 1 0 2 89 112 −23 3 7
4  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 64 155 −91 1 1
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points for, PA = Points against, PD = Points difference, BP= Bonus points, Pts = Log points.

Matches

The following matches were played in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1A:[1]


2 July 2016 Uganda  31-40  Namibia Kyadondo Rugby Club, Kampala  
16:30 Try: Pius Ogena 7'
Philip Wokorach 32'c, 79'c
Eric Kasita 55'c
Oscar Kalyango 66'
Con: Chris Lubanga 32'
Philip Wokorach 55', 79'
[1] Try: Chrysander Botha 23'c, 44'
Gino Wilson 27'c, 30'c
JC Greyling 63'c
Penalty Try 74'c
Con: VC Kotze 23', 27', 30', 63', 74'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: South Africa Fhatuwani Rasivhenge


9 July 2016 Zimbabwe  15-61  Kenya Police Grounds, Harare  
15:40 Try: Boyd Rouse
T. Parirenyaywa
Con: Lenience Tambwera (1/2)
Pen: Lenience Tambwera
[2] Try: Tony Onyango
David Ambunya (2)
Dennis Muhanji (2)
C. Licako
Tony Owuor
Edwin Achayo
Dan Sikuta
Max Adaka
Con: Darwin Mukidza (4/9)
K. Masai (0/1)
Pen: Darwin Mukidza
Cards: Tony Onyango yellow card 24' to 34'


16 July 2016 Namibia  56-21  Kenya Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek  
15:00 Try: TJIUEE UANIVE 3'
CRYSANDER BOTHA 6'
ROHAN KITSHOFF 15'
GINO WILSON 18'
TINUS DU PLESSIS 23', 28'
Con: THEUNS KOTZE (6/6) 4', 7', 16', 19', 24', 29'
Cards: CRYSANDER BOTHA yellow card 40' to 50'
report Try: ISAAC ADIMO 32'
Con: DARWIN MUKIDZA (1/1) 33'
Cards: SIMON MUNIAFU yellow card 1' to 11'
SIMON MUNIAFU Yellow card 12' Red card
Attendance: 800
Referee: South Africa Marius van der Westhuizen


23 July 2016 Zimbabwe  27-34  Uganda Police Grounds, Harare  


30 July 2016 Kenya  45-24  Uganda RFUEA Grounds, Nairobi  
Attendance: 4,169


6 August 2016 Namibia  60-22  Zimbabwe  

Division 1B

2016 Africa Cup Division 1B
CountriesBotswana
Ivory Coast
Madagascar
Senegal
Tunisia
Zambia
Date12 June – 16 July 2016
← 2015
2017 →

The 2016 Africa Cup Division 1B consisted of two round-robin tournaments, with the winners of each tournament playing each other in the final. The six teams were divided into two pools, with three teams in each pool. The Pool B tournament between Madagascar, Senegal and Zambia was played in Antananarivo, Madagascar between 12 June and 19 June 2016, while the Pool A tournament between Botswana, Ivory Coast and Tunisia was played in Tunis, Tunisia between 26 June and 2 July 2016. The pool winners met in the final on 16 July 2016, with the winner of that match earning promotion to Division 1A. The team ranked last was relegated to Division 1C for 2017.

Teams

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1B:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool A teams
 Botswana
 Ivory Coast
 Tunisia
2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool B teams
 Madagascar
 Senegal
 Zambia

Tunisia were relegated from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1A, while Zambia were promoted from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1C.

Standings

The final log for the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1B were:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool A log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD Pts
1  Tunisia 2 2 0 0 93 15 78 10
2  Ivory Coast 2 1 0 1 25 63 -38 4
3  Botswana 2 0 0 2 23 63 -40 1
2016 Africa Cup Division 1B Pool B log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD Pts
1  Senegal 2 2 0 0 84 27 57 9
2  Madagascar 2 1 0 1 48 45 3 5
3  Zambia 2 0 0 2 18 78 -60 0
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points for, PA = Points against, PD = Points difference, Pts = Log points.

Matches

Pool A

26 June 2016 Tunisia  43–10  Botswana Monastir, Tunisia  
22:00 [3] Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Sylvain Mane (Senegal)
29 June 2016 Ivory Coast  20–13  Botswana Monastir, Tunisia  
16:00 [4] Attendance: 800
Referee: Cap Constant (Kenya)
2 July 2016 Tunisia  50-5  Ivory Coast Monastir, Tunisia  
22:00 [5] Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Praderie Vivien(FRA)

Pool B

12 June 2016 Madagascar  24–15  Zambia Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar  
15:00 [6] Referee: Jean Christiant Cauquil (Reunion)
15 June 2016 Zambia  3–54  Senegal Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar  
15:00 [7] Referee: Gauthier Ozoux (Mauritius)
19 June 2016 Madagascar  24–30  Senegal Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar  
15:00 [8] Referee: Lourens Van Der Merwe (South Africa)

Final

12 November 2016 Tunisia  14 - 15  Senegal Monastir  
15:00 Try: Chedy Jabri 69'
Con: Khalifa Chemseddine (0/1)
Pen: Khalifa Chemseddine (3/6) 22', 32', 74'
Cards: Chargui Mohamed yellow card 56' to 66'
Khalifa Chemseddine yellow card 79' to 80'
report Pen: Folliot Aldric (5/5) 6', 37', 47', 57', 79'
Cards: Mendy Felix yellow card 20' to 30'
Kane Demba yellow card 52' to 62'
Ndiayne Ousmane yellow card 79' to 80'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Kenya Constant Cap

Division 1C

2016 Africa Cup Division 1C
CountriesMauritius
Morocco
Nigeria
Date10 – 16 July 2016
Champions Morocco
← 2015
2017 →

The matches of Division 1C was played between 10 and 16 July 2016 at Stade du C.O.C. in Casablanca, Morocco.[2] Teams from Mauritius, Morocco and Nigeria played in a round robin format. Cameroon was originally scheduled to compete, but withdrew due to internal problems with the union[3]

This division also doubles as the first qualification phase for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The winner of 2016 Africa Cup Division 1C will win promotion to the 2017 Africa Cup Division 1B, the second phase of the Rugby World Cup qualification process.

Teams

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 1C:

2016 Africa Cup Division 1C log
Pos Team Pl W D L PF PA PD BP Pts
1  Morocco 2 2 0 0 121 13 +108 2 10
2  Nigeria 2 1 0 1 41 74 -33 1 5
3  Mauritius 2 0 0 2 24 99 -75 0 0
* Legend: Pos = Position, Pl = Played, W = Won, D = Drawn, L = Lost, PF = Points for, PA = Points against, PD = Points difference, BP = Bonus points Pts = Log points.

Morocco remained in Division 1C despite not playing in the 2015 Africa Cup, while Mauritius were relegated from the 2015 Africa Cup Division 1B.

Matches

10 July 2016 Morocco  68-3  Mauritius Stade du C.O.C., Casablanca  
17:00 [9] Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Salem Attalh
13 July 2016 Nigeria  31-21  Mauritius Stade du C.O.C., Casablanca  
17:00 report Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Akram Garchi
16 July 2016 Morocco  53-10  Nigeria Stade du C.O.C., Casablanca  
16:00 [10] Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Bahroun Haykel

Division 2

2016 Africa Cup Division 2
CountriesBenin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ghana
Mali
Niger
Rwanda
Togo
Date17 – 27 May 2016
← 2015
2017 →

The 2016 Africa Cup Division 2 was split into two regions. In the East region, Burundi, Lesotho, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda played in a tournament in Kigali, Rwanda between 17 and 20 May 2016.[4] In the West region, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Togo played in a rugby sevens tournament in Lomé, Togo on 27 May 2016.

Teams

The following teams took part in the 2016 Africa Cup Division 2:

2016 Africa Cup Division 2 (East) teams
 Burundi
 DR Congo
 Rwanda
 Lesotho
2016 Africa Cup Division 2 (West) teams
 Benin
 Burkina Faso
 Ghana
 Mali
 Niger
 Togo

Congo, Lesotho, Malawi and Swaziland were not included in the 2016 Africa Cup.

Matches

East

Lesotho were originally scheduled to play in the semi-finals against DR Congo, but travel delays caused them to miss the first round, forfeiting the match.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 May 2016
 
 
 Rwanda 15
 
20 May 2016
 
 Burundi 3
 
 Rwanda9
 
17 May 2016
 
 DR Congo12
 
 LesothoF
 
 
 DR Congo0
 
Third place play-off
 
 
20 May 2016 2015
 
 
 Burundi3
 
 
 Lesotho6
Semi-finals
17 May 2016 Rwanda  15–3  Burundi National Amahoro Stadium, Kigali  
14:00 Try: Cambara Koko Marcel
Con: Isimbi Carlos


17 May 2016 Lesotho  forfeit  DR Congo National Amahoro Stadium, Kigali  
16:00
3rd Place Finals
20 May 2016  Burundi 3–6  Lesotho National Amahoro Stadium, Kigali  
13:35 Pen: A. Karendo 26' [11] Pen: R. Molumo 15', 48' Referee: Caition Bweupe (Zambia)
Final
20 May 2016  Rwanda 9–12  DR Congo National Amahoro Stadium, Kigali  
15:20 Pen: Paul J Hadjali 47', 73'
Drop: Kazungu 27'
[12] Try: Bangabasi Ndangi 16'c
Ntambwe Kanana 30'
Con: Bangabasi Ndangi 17'
Cards: David Mpunga yellow card 51' to 61'
Referee: Ramsey Olinga (Uganda)

West

Round-Robin
27 May 2016  Niger 15–10  Togo Lomé, Togo  
[13]
27 May 2016  Mali 12–3  Benin Lomé, Togo  
[14]
27 May 2016  Burkina Faso 5–12  Togo Lomé, Togo  
[15]
27 May 2016  Ghana 19–0  Benin Lomé, Togo  
[16]
27 May 2016  Niger 14–0  Burkina Faso Lomé, Togo  
[17]
27 May 2016  Mali 0–15  Ghana Lomé, Togo  
[18]
Semi-finals
27 May 2016  Niger 0–26  Mali Lomé, Togo  
[19]
27 May 2016  Ghana 19–22  Togo Lomé, Togo  
[20]
5th Place Playoff
27 May 2016  Burkina Faso 5–22  Benin Lomé, Togo  
[21]
3rd Place Playoff
27 May 2016  Niger 5–14  Ghana Lomé, Togo  
[22]
Final
27 May 2016  Togo 12–17  Mali Lomé, Togo  
[23]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rugby Africa 2016 fixtures" (PDF). Rugby Africa. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  2. ^ "World Rugby".
  3. ^ "Africa Cup 1C". 9 July 2016.
  4. ^ "World Rugby". Archived from the original on 2016-06-05. Retrieved 2016-05-16.