Kenya Lionesses name squad to face Spain in WXV3

Kenya Lionesses in a past Olympic event. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Kenya Lionesses squad has been announced ahead of the World Rugby WXV3 match against Spain this Saturday at the Sevens stadium in Dubai, UAE.

The match will kick off at 4.00 p.m., live on World Rugby’s dedicated platform, RugbyPass TV.

Kenya Lionesses pack 

Michelle Akinyi the blindside flanker is joined in the back row by openside flanker Diana Kemunto and Knight Otwoma the squad captain at number 8.

Kenya Lionesses Christabel Lindo in action against South Africa. Photo Courtesy/KRU.

Kenya Lionesses Christabel Lindo in action against South Africa. Photo Courtesy/KRU.

The second row is made up of Naomi Jalegat and Faith Livoi.

Stacy Atieno gets the nod at hooker, packing down with loosehead prop Rose Otieno and tighthead prop Natasha Emali the vice-captain.

In the backline, Ann Goretti the fly-half links up with scrum-half Diana Omosso with the centres Laureen Akoth and Charity Juma continuing their partnership.

Wingers Lewin Amazimbi on the left and Prisca Nyerere on the right are joined in the back three by fullback Freshia Awino.

Lionesses’ reserved bench will feature Naomi Muhanji , Everlyn Kalemera , Valentine Otieno, Hesla Khisa, Maureen Chebet,Winnie Awino, Edith Nariaka and Agatha Jamaria.

Kenya Lionesses squad:

15. Freshia Awino, 14. Prisca Nyerere, 13. Charity Juma, 12. Laureen Akoth, 11. Lewin Amazimbi, 10. Ann Goretti, 9. Diana Omosso, 1. Rose Otieno, 2. Staycy Atieno, 3. Natasha Emali (V/C), 4. Naomi Jelagat, 5. Faith Livoi, 6. Michelle Akinyi, 7. Diana Kemunto, 8. Knight Otwoma (C)

REPLACEMENTS 16. Naomi Muhanji, 17.Evelyn Kalemera, 18. Valentine Otieno, 19. Hesla Khisa, 20. Maureen Chebet, 21. Winnie Awino, 22. Edith Nariaka, 23. Agatha Jamari

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