Lionesses Beat Belsevens As Shujaa Falls To England

The Kenya Lionesses secured their third win of the tournament as they beat the Belsevens 26-5.

Janet Okello opened the match up with the first try that would then be followed by Grace Akulu, Celestine Masinde and Captain Philadelphia Olando all dotting down once. Akulu managed to split the posts thrice.

Head Coach Felix Oloo credited the ladies’ patience in defense as well as on attack. “Their game management and tactical skills at the breakdown are what won us the matches yesterday and also today. If we continue getting our kickoffs, contiue attacking at pace and maintain our solid defense, we shall keep producing these great results,” he said.

The ladies prepare to take on Aruka Queen Kumagaya at 2:20pm EAT in their last Pool match.

 

At the Sevens Stadium, Shujaa suffered their second Pool match loss in the hands of England going down 5-12. England were first to cross the try line as Oliver Lindsey-Hague dotted down with Tom Emery adding the extras. Scores would remain 7-0 till the breather.

Come second half, a skillful offload set up Daniel Bibby to land England’s second try. A minute later, Shujaa’s possession of the ball was fruitful as they sent it wide to find an eager Nelson Oyoo waiting for it and he raced down the pitch to land the solitary try. Taabu’s conversion was short.

Continuous infringements by England presented Shujaa with a try scoring opportunity as they were deep inside England’s half. With ball still with Shujaa and the clock having run down, England would reap it from them in a tackle and kick it out for the 12-5 full time score.

Shujaa now prepares for Spain at 6:32pm EAT.

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