Janet Okello stole the show on day one of the Dubai7s International Invitational Women’s Tournament landing three tries in the two Lionesses’ matches.
The ladies kicked off the day with an emphatic 33-7 win over the Tokyo Sankyu Phoenix side as five of Felix Oloo’s charges went over the whitewash. Celestine Masinde, Janet Okello, Christabel Lindo, Sinaida Aura and Sheila Chajira all crossed over the try line with Top Fry Nakuru’s sensation Grace Akulu converting four of the five tries.
The ladies’ defense was against Tokyo Sankyu Phoenix was broken and the Asian side exploited the weakness going over for their solitary try in the encounter.
Five hours later, Lionesses took to the pitch against what proved to be a stubborn France 7s Development side but as Captain Philadelphia Olando had said, their goal was not just to participate but rather to win each match. Though they conceded one try in this second match, Janet Okello’s brace sealed their win with Grace Akulu adding the extras for a 14-7 full time score.
Tomorrow, the ladies take on Belsevens at 12:20pm EAT followed by Aruka Queen Kumagaya at 2:20pm EAT as they wrap up their pool matches.