The Kenya ladies’ national team, the Lionesses will face Zambia on Saturday 29th October at the Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku at 4 pm in Kampala, Uganda.
The Lionesses are competing in the Rugby Africa Cup Women’s 15’s, and have been placed in Pool B alongside Zambia and Uganda. The team that finishes first will advance to next year’s Pool A which has Africa’s champions South Africa and Namibia.
All eyes will then shift to the fierce derby pitting Lionesses and noisy neighbors, Uganda on Wednesday 2 November 2022.
ABOUT THE RUGBY AFRICA CUP
The 2022 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup is the tournament’s second edition, following the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 editions due to COVID-19-related restrictions. The 12 teams are divided into four pools and play a single round-robin tournament, with the winners qualifying for the tournament’s second round. The 2021 World Cup, Pool A was played in June 2022 after South Africa agreed to participate. Rugby Africa announced the schedule for the other pools on October 10, 2022.
This competition comes more than a year since the Lionesses last played two test matches in South Africa.
PERUZ MUYUKA OPTIMISTIC
Despite this, the Lionesses’ Captain Perez Muyuka is optimistic that the Lionesses will roar in Kampala. In an exclusive with Scrummage Africa, Muyuka described the mood in the camp as ‘right’. With their goal today being to play their best, Muyuka said that all her teammates are ready for the match.
“The mood is right. Everyone is ready for today’s match. Our goal is to play our best today.”
TUTELAGE BY DENNIS MWANJA
The Lionesses’ are coached by Dennis Mwanja. The former KCB and Kenya Sevens player led the Lionesses to the semi-final in the 2023 World 7’s Series competition held in Chile in August.
Having been in non-residential training under his guidance, the Lionesses will be keen to perform.
WHERE TO WATCH
Fans who wish to stream can do so at the Rugby Africa Facebook account and You Tube channel.