Tunisia beat Zimbabwe 18-14 in an African Rugby World Cup qualifier in Beja, Tunisia, on Saturday. Lenience Tambwera scored all the points for the Zimbabweans with two converted tries, while Mohamed Mliss and Issam Ouerhani scored tries, with Mohamed Ali Gafsi adding two penalties and a conversion for Tunisia.
The Zimbabwe team slept on the streets earlier in the week rather than stay in accommodation organised for them by the Tunisian Rugby Union. According to the Zimbabwe team, the hotel provided was completely unhabitable and when photos of the Zimbabwe team sleeping in the street went viral, the Tunisia Rugby Union was forced to apologise before issuing another statement saying there was nothing wrong with the accommodation and a Zimbabwe official was being unreasonable.
Tunisia now travel to Kampala to take on Uganda on August 4, while Zimbabwe host table-topping Namibia in Harare on the same day. This year’s Gold Cup is also serving as the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup in Japan with only the group winners securing an automatic place while the runners-up will have to take part in another play-off round.