The Kenya Lionesses squad to face Uganda in the Women’s Elgon Cup has been named. This match, which is a one off, winner takes all fixture, kicks off at 2.00pm on Saturday 11 November 2023 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium at Mamboleo, Kisumu and will be followed by the Men’s Elgon Cup return leg between Kenya and Uganda at 4.00pm at the same venue.
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There are three changes from the squad that finished fifth overall at the just concluded World Rugby WXV3 competition in Dubai, UAE.
The three changes are Maureen Muritu, Naomi Amunguni who were part of the Lionesses squad that reached the Rugby Africa Women’s 7s last month in Tunisia as well as newbie Janet Chanya.
Enid Ouma, who led the side to survival in Dubai, again leads the team to Kisumu and will start Saturday’s fixture at blindside flank. She is part of a back row that also features Diana Kemunto at openside and Phoebe Akinyi at number eight.
Maureen Chebet and Faith Livoi continue their second row partnership with Everlyne Kalemera, Knight Otwoma and Natasha Emali rounding off the front row.
Judith Okumu and Ann Goretti continue their half back pairing while Stella Wafula partners Maureen Muritu in midfield while Christabel Lindo, Sharon Auma and Diana Omosso complete the back three.
Lionesses v Uganda
15.Diana Omosso, 14. Sharon Auma, 13. Maureen Muritu, 12. Stella Wafula, 11. Christabel Lindo, 10. Ann Goretti, 9. Judith Okumu, 1. Everlyne Kalemera, 2. Knight Otwoma, 3. Natasha Emali, 4. Maureen Chebet, 5. Faith Livoi, 6. Enid Ouma (Captain), 7. Diana Kemunto, 8. Phoebe Akinyi REPLACEMENTS 16. Naomi Muhanji, 17. Janet Chanya, 18. Rose Otieno, 19. Naomi Jelagat, 20. Naomi Amuguni, 21. Edith Nariaka, 22. Terry Ayesa, 23. Dorcas Mokaya