Thousands of miles away from the seismic rugby events happening in Rio, Namibia confirmed their number one status in the Africa Cup Division 1A with a 60-22 victory against Zimbabwe on home soil at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium in Windhoek.

The win means that the impressive Welwitschias end the 2016 campaign with three wins from three. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, finish bottom having lost all three of their matches and been relegated to Division 1B for 2017.

The two sides' respective World Rugby Rankings of 20 and 36 remain unchanged. 

The comfortable victory completes a satisfying season for the Namibians after they also claimed third place in the World Rugby Nations Cup.


Africa Cup 2016 at a glance

Africa Cup Division 1A
Uganda 31-40 Namibia
Zimbabwe 15-61 Kenya
Namibia 56-21 Kenya
Zimbabwe 27-34 Uganda
Kenya 45-24 Uganda
Namibia 60-22 Zimbabwe 

Africa Cup Division 1B
Madagascar 24-15 Zambia
Zambia 3-54 Senegal
Madagascar 24-30 Senegal
Tunisia 43-10 Botswana
Botswana 13-20 Ivory Coast
Tunisia 50-5  Ivory Coast

Africa Cup Division 1C
Mauritius 3-68 Morocco
Nigeria 31-21 Mauritius
Morocco 53-10 Nigeria (read more here)

Africa Cup, Division 2 East
Rwanda 15-3 Burundi
Lesotho 6-3 Burundi (third place play-off)
Rwanda 9-12 Democratic Republic of Congo (final)