Rugby Africa through its President, Khaled
Nigeria was seeded in Pool A of the Silver Cup alongside Ghana, Madagascar, and Botswana whilst Pool B consisted of Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mauritius, and Rwanda.
The tournament’s cancellation became imminent due to Kwese Sports, who are Rugby Africa’s leading partner, prematurely terminating sponsorship contract leaving Rugby Africa without adequate funding for the 2019 season.
Nigeria won the hosting rights to host the 2019 Silver Cup earlier in the year following improved Union activities in Nigeria.
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