Rugby: Team Nigeria wants to win against Mauritius 


A member of the Nigeria Rugby team to the 2019 pre-world cup qualifiers in Morocco, Onoru Jatto says a win against Mauritius on Wednesday is non-negotiable if they are to stand any chance of advancing to the group stage.
This is as a result of the landslide victory of Morocco over Mauritius in their first game of the Africa Cup 1C.
Speaking with Nigeria Rugby Football Federation, NRFF media after their first training session in Casablanca, Morocco, Onoru who plays as centre for the Black Stallions, as the Nigerian national team is called reasoned that, since the Moroccans won by 68points to 3 against Mauritius, Nigeria must defeat Mauritius before they face Morocco in their last game.
He emphasized that the team had great prospects of progressing from Cup 1C to 1B and book a place in the group stage of the 2019 Rugby World cup qualifier.
“First, I think we need to win the 1st game against Mauritius on Wedneday.”
The utility player who plies his trade with Cowrie RFC in Lagos believes a victory in their 1stmatch against Mauritius will give them a sense of purpose against Morocco.
“It’s going to be a must win game against Morocco because both teams need to win that game. So it is going to be a tough game.”
“I think if we do what we need to do, we will come out on top with the result and we will be able to get up to 1B”, he concluded.
Meanwhile, one of the 2 foreign professionals in the team, Christian Ogar who plays for Belhar Rugby Football Club of South Africa says, the team mostly comprising new boys, will need to stick together and work for a common purpose.
Ogar stated that after 2 weeks of intensive training in Lagos before their departure to Morrocco,  their mission is to fight for the division 1B ticket and brighten their world cup qualification chances.
“I am going to give my best to the team to ensure that we move on to the next level.”

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