The Zimbabweans Wednesday thumped Tunisia 42-0 for that vital place in the final in which they will meet perennial rivals Namibia in Saturday’s final.
The Young Sables’ convincing victory over the north Africans came courtesy of six tries and a penalty. Two of the tries were converted to add to the huge tally.
The Zimbabweans now have to focus their attention on the Namibians whom they have to overcome as the Namibians have taken over Zimbabwe’s position as Africa’s top rugby side at senior level.
The Namibians have qualified for the past two World Cup finals beating Zimbabwe on their way to the extravaganza while the Sables were last at the World Cup in 1991.
The Namibian Under 19 side on their part beat Kenya 39-11 to seal their place in the final.
The winner of the final will also qualify to represent Africa at the World Championship where the Zimbabwean team has been in the past two editions. The World Championships will be held in Chile next year.
Brighton Chivandire’s side will look upon Luke Masaire who also plays for the Zimbabwe Under 19 cricket team that was at the World Cup in Sri Lanka as well as Kudzai Mashawi, Lance Chikodzi, and Lazzie Chisaya for those tries against bitter rivals Namibia.