Eagles beat Botswana, improve ranking

Author: Kwame Larweh
A scene from last Saturday's match

Ghana’s Rugby team the Eagles last Saturday booked a qualification to the next round of the Rugby Africa Cup with an impressive win over Botswana.

The Eagles came from behind to beat Botswana 36-27 at the Nduom Sports Complex in Elmina to qualify for the Pool stage of the competition where they will face off with Zimbabwe and Tunisia next year.
The feat puts Ghana Rugby three places in the World Rugby rankings from 92nd position to 89th position while Botswana went down from 76th to 71st position.
After a promising start, Ghana succumbed to the high-pressing game of the Vultures. As a result, the Eagles trailed Botswana 12-17 at half time.  
But Ghana improved in the second period as their impressive turn-over attacks resulted in great ties.
Botswana were excellent in the scrum and goal kicks but Ghana eventually secured a 36-25 win.  
Ghana’s Richard Kosivi Botchi was adjudged Man of The Match.