Kenya Lionesses’ Head Coach, Dennis Mwanja, has unveiled the strong squad that will represent Kenya in the forthcoming Rugby Africa Women’s 7s Tournament, slated to be held in Tunis, Tunisia, from October 14th to 15th, 2023.
This squad boasts a mix of seasoned players and promising young talents, all determined to make a significant impact on the international stage.
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The Lionesses have their sights set on clinching victory, securing the coveted championship title, and earning a spot in the Olympics. Their commitment and dedication to achieving these goals are unwavering.
The 12-member squad will be led by the experienced Captain Grace Adhiambo Okulu, and it features a dynamic and versatile group of athletes. Among them are the speedster Janet Okello, Naomi Amuguni, Christabel Lindo, Diana Awino, and Terry Ayesa.
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Backed by rigorous training and international exposure, the Kenyan squad is well-prepared to excel on Tunisian soil. The Rugby Africa Women’s 7s Tournament promises intense competition, with other African rugby powerhouses also vying for the top position.
Remarkably, part of this talented group will subsequently join the 15s team in Dubai for the WXV3 tournament, taking place from October 13th to 28th. The players making this transition include Akinyi, Okumu, Adhiambo, Ayesa, and Auma.
Kenya Lionesses squad for Africa 7s:
Sharon Auma, Stella Wafula, Phoebe Akinyi, Judith Okumu, Grace Adhiambo, Janet Okello, Diana Awino, Terry Ayesa, Naomi Amuguni, Maureen Muritu, Dorcas Nyachio and Christabel Lindo.
Africa 7s Pool
- Pool A: South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
- Pool B: Madagascar, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana.