Kenya Lionesses fly half Grace Adhiambo Okulu has signed a six-month deal with Japanese club Nagato Blue Angels, Kenya Rugby Union has confirmed.
Adhiambo will be expected to play a crucial role in the club’s local sevens campaign, which begins on February 11th and continues until July.
Adhiambo expressed her excitement about the move to Japan, saying she is eager to improve her skills and advance her rugby career.
“I’ve always been aiming to build my career as a professional athlete and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. I’m looking forward to deepening my skills and career as a rugby player.”
“I am just happy for this opportunity because it’s something that I really wished I can get and more by playing professionally rugby. This is a chance for me to get more skills in my rugby career and also to gain a lot from their end too,” Adhiambo is quoted by KRU.
She becomes the second Kenya Lionesses player, after Janet Okello, to play in Japan and will join forces with South African Nadine Roos at the club.
The Blue Angels compete in the Taiyo Seimei Women’s Seven Series, where they will face 11 other clubs in four tournaments over a four-month period, vying for the national championship title.