The Kenya women’s sevens squad departed Nairobi on Wednesday morning for a five day residential camp in the coastal city of Mombasa ahead of the upcoming Women’s Africa Cup Sevens which takes place in Tunis, Tunisia on 16/17 September.
This year’s tournament will double up as the African qualifier for next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens to be held in the USA from 20th to 22nd July. The Lionesses, multiple runners up at this tournament, have been grouped in Pool B of the tournament together with Zimbabwe, Senegal and Madagascar while defending champions South Africa headline Pool A which also features Uganda, Morocco and hosts Tunisia.
Head Coach Kevin Wambua is expected to name his final squad of 12 from the provisional squad of 20 currently in camp.
Lionesses provisional squad: Philadelphia Olando, Catherine Abilla, Celestine Masinde, Doreen Remour, Sheila Chajira, Janet Owino, Rachel Mbogo, Christabel Tata, Judith Auma, Diana Awino, Winnie Owino, Grace Adhiambo, Stacy Awuor, Sinaida Aura, Camilla Cynthia, Sarah Oluche, Sophie Ayieta, Linet Moraa, Janet Okello, Prisca Nyerere