Rugby Rugby

Tunisia name CAR Cup squad


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 11- Khaled Zegden will lead the Tunisian side for their Confederation of Africa Rugby (CAR) Cup final against Kenya on Saturday.

On Friday, Tunisia head coach Naauali Mohamed Ali named his final 22 man squad that has been training for the match since Monday.

At the same time, Zimbabwe national Gabriel Masenda will officiate the match set for Nairobi’s Rugby Football Union of East Africa Grounds from 4pm local time (+3GMT).

Compatriot, Nsikelelo Sibanda and Uganda’s Ramsey Olinga will be Masenda’s first and second assistants.

Hosts Kenya named their team for the CAR Cup decider on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, The CAR Executive Council meeting was opened by Morocco’s Abdelaziz Bougja, the president of the organisation in Nairobi on Friday.

Speaking at the occasion, Morgan Buckley, the International Rugby Board (IRB) Development General Manager said, “We are committed to investing in the game and will invest $24 million in the grassroots development of the game globally. We acknowledge the strides being made by CAR.”

The Permanent Secretary in the Kenyan Sports Ministry, James Waweru, called on the continental body to enhance the growth of the sport by facilitating the hosting of more tournaments.

Delegates present at the meeting will also attend the C.A.R Division 1A final match between Kenya and Tunisia at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday 12 November 2011 at 4pm.


Chahir Aouadi, Mohamed Ali Kochlef, Hedi Soujd, Mourad Soujd, Khaled Zegden (Captain), Abdelmajid Zemzem, Dridi Mohamed, Nizar Ben Abdelwahed, Salim Barhoumi, Gafsi Mohamed Ali, Lamjed Charrada, Kilifa Chamssedine, Cheli Heithem, Marwen Ben Yahya, Nizar Abdelrahmen,Mliss Mohamed, Souguir Abederrazak, Seif Ben Abdelrahmen,Habib Kouch, Jabri Chadi and Guetari Moktar.