Mwamba Women’s rugby team successfully defended their Kenya Cup title, staging a stunning comeback to defeat the Impala Roans by a score of 21-20.
The early proceedings of the match saw both teams trading penalties, resulting in a 3-3 scoreline. However, Impala broke away when their number eight, Mitchel Akinyi, crossed over for a try and Ann Koki converted to give them a comfortable 10-3 lead.
As the game progressed, Diana Kemunto extended Impala’s lead, kicking and gathering to score a try that Koki converted, giving them a commanding 17-3 lead heading into halftime.
It seemed like Mwamba had a mountain to climb to win the game, but they came back stronger and ready for the task in the second half. They scored 19 points to win the clash.
Impala Roans: 15. Ann Koki, 14. Sharon Auma, 13. Esther Juma, 12. Priscah Nyerere, 11. Valentine Wafula, 10. Ann Njeri, 9. Judith Auma, 1. Elizabeth Nekesa, 2. Knight Otwoma, 3. Cheryl Fouaso, 4. Nelly Chikombe, 5. Hesla Khisa, 6. Winnie Owino, 7. Diana Kemunto, 8. Michelle Akinyi REPLACEMENTS 16. Gladys Makungu, 17. Mercy Migongo, 18. Noleen Khabei, 19. Shallyne Atieno, 20. Movine Akinyi, 21. Cecilia Wayua, 22. Diana Awino, 23. Zipporah Wabomba COACH: Mary Otieno
Mwamba: 15. Diana Omosso, 14. Terry Ayesa, 13. Peace Bridget, 12. Yvonne Najjuma, 11. Ann Namnyak, 10. Sandra Nafula, 9. Edith Muchele, 1. Jane Chanya, 2. Stacy Atieno,3. Natasha Emali, 4. Faith Livoi ,5. Maureen Chebet,6. Stephanie Waithera,7. Linet Moraa, 8. Naomi Amuguni REPLACEMENTS 16. Evelyne Kalemera,17. Naomi Jelagat,18. Getrude Ondimu,19. Mitchell Alivitsa,20. Celestine Ajiambo,21. Belza Bosibori,22. Bilha Nafula,23. Esther Chamchui COACH: Joseph Baabu