In a highly anticipated announcement, Kenya Lionesses head Coach Dennis Mwanja has unveiled the formidable squad that will represent Kenya in the upcoming Rugby Africa Women’s 7s Tournament set to take place in Tunis, Tunisia, from the 14th to the 15th of October 2023. With a mix of experience and promising young talents, this squad aims to make a significant impact on the international stage.
The 12-member squad, led by seasoned Captain Okulu, comprises a dynamic and versatile group of athletes.The squad is as follows :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.
With a rigorous training regimen and international exposure, the Kenyan squad is poised to excel on the Tunisian soil. The Rugby Africa Women’s 7s Tournament promises fierce competition, with other African rugby powerhouses aiming for the top spot.
The Rugby Africa Women’s 7s Tournament will not only be a showcase of talent but also an opportunity for Kenya to compete at the highest level of international rugby. The nation eagerly awaits the performance of these 12 exceptional athletes as they embark on their journey to Tunis, Tunisia, with the hope of bringing home the championship. Rugby enthusiasts and Kenyan supporters are gearing up to rally behind their national team in what promises to be an exhilarating and memorable rugby event.
Parr of this cohort will join the 15s team in Dubai for the WXV3 that will be held from 13th to 28th October. The players who will be traveling to the UAE after the Sevens tournament are Phoebe Akinyi, Judith Okumu, Grace Adhiambo, Terry Ayesa and Sharon Auma. The dedication by these athletes to participate in both tournaments is a true indication of patriotism and sportsmanship.