Zambia is set to host the 2017 African Rugby 3-Nations Group 1 C South tournament in Lusaka next week.

Zambia Rugby Union general secretary Colonel Francis Chitambo said in a press briefing in Lusaka on Thursday that the tournament will run from April 23-29 at Lusaka Rugby Club.

The Group C South tournament will see Zambia face Mauritius and Rwanda in the round-robin event.

Zambia will kickoff the tournament against Mauritius on April 23 before the latter plays Rwanda on April 26.

The hosts will close the tournament on April 29 against Rwanda.

“For this year, unlike before, they will be no playoff between the winners of Group C North and South,” Colonel Chitambo said.

“The winner will be decided via computed results from both North and South and the team with most points will be promoted to Group 1 B.”

Group C North consists of Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria.

Meanwhile, Colonel Chitambo said the total budget for the tournament is US$52,500.

“As of today we have managed to raise US$44,000, so we have a deficit of US$8,500 which we hope to meet between now and when the tournament starts,” said Colonel Chitambo.