Kenya Lionesses topped Pool A at the end of the Women’s 7s Olympic Qualifiers after beating Ghana 36-0, Botswana 51-0 and Senegal 36-0. A performance that saw them ranked first in the 12-team format with a total tally of 121 points
The Ladies were on top form from the first match to the last, their defense was unbreakable as none of the three sides they met cut registered any score against the Felix Oloo charges. On attack, the Lionesses were unstoppable as they sliced through their opponents’ defense at will, the players match awareness was one to behold as they did not struggle to spot and create gaps before exploiting these chances to register these high scores.
“The teams have stepped up. I’m very happy that all the teams are playing good rugby. In the
beginning we were sluggish, but we picked it up from the first game to the last game. Going forward,
we are looking at every game individually. We treat every game as if it were the final, they are
equally important. It won’t be easy,” said Oloo speaking to Rugby Africa, the tournament organizers.
As per the tournament rules, the top two teams in each Pool qualified for the Cup quarterfinals and were joined by two best thirds. Pool A had Kenya and Senegal, Pool B saw South Africa and Uganda go through while Madagscar and Tunisia were the top two sides in Pool C. Morocco and Zimbabwe were the tournament’s two best thirds.
Lionesses were ranked first in the Day two pairings booking a date with eighth placed Zimbabwe at 12:36pm EAT.
Day One ranking from 1st to 12th team: Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar, Tunisia, Senegal, Uganda, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zambia, Botswana, Mauritius.
Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Day Two Pairings (EAT)- Sunday 13th October
11:30am – Match 19: South Africa vs Morocco
11:52am – Match 20: Madagascar vs Senegal
12:14pm – Match 21: Uganda vs Tunisia
12:36pm – Match 22: Kenya vs Zimbabwe
12:58pm – Match 23: Ghana vs Mauritius
1:20pm – Match 24: Zambia vs Botswana
Matches are live on the Rugby Africa Facebook Page