Kenya Lionesses winger Sharon Auma dreaming big after WXV3

Kenya Lionesses speedster Sharon Auma in action for Impala. Photo/Sharon AUma
Kenya Lionesses speedster Sharon Auma in action for Impala. Photo/Sharon AUma

Kenya Lionesses winger Sharon Auma remains upbeat about representing the nation on the world stage as an Olympian.

The speedster staged an exceptional performance in the recently concluded WXV3 tournament in Dubai where she helped the Lionesses beat Colombia 21-05 to retain their WXV3 status. In the match, she bagged a brace.

Auma believes the team has what it takes to qualify for the Olympics.

“I believe opportunities don’t happen, you create them, we are currently working hard to qualify for HSBC and the Olympics, I want to be an Olympian soon and play on that big stage”.

Before the Dubai tourney,  Auma was part of the Kenya Lionesses Olympic qualifier team in Tunisia that fell short 12-7 in the hands of South Africa, a chance that could have seen them automatically qualify for the Olympic games, but Auma believes all is not lost.

” I feel so proud of my team, everyone played their hearts out, and we all had the same goal which was to qualify for the Olympics, the last few minutes of the game cost us but we picked some key lessons from the game,” she said.

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“Some takeaways and lessons: early preparations, work with everyone’s strength and uplifting and praising each other in their little deeds in the pitch “she added.

Auma was part of the group that quickly switched to Dubai for the WXV3 tournament. The tourney provided Auma with the perfect platform to showcase her talent on a global scale, her performance was nothing short of exceptional as she played a pivotal role in Dennis Mwanja charges remarkable journey since making her debut in last year’s Dubai sevens.

Auma’s aspirations go beyond just being a rugby star, she dreams of turning professional in the coming years, something which would be a dream come true and it’s a goal she is passionately pursuing.

“Am looking forward to being an Olympian and playing pro rugby in the coming years, I believe all this is possible with God and the hard work am putting in place,” she concluded.

The winger’s journey in the rugby world began in 2016 when in form one at Maono Vision High School, Langata before joining Impala Rugby Club the same year where she fell in love with the sport.

Her speed, agility and exceptional ball-handling skills quickly set her apart, earning her a spot in the Kenya Lionesses, the national women’s rugby team.

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