We take this moment to celebrate every achievement of the Lionesses. They sure deserve medals, commemorative gifts, a presidential honor, not forgetting the traditional razzmatazz that includes traditional dances, sipping of traditional beer, etc depending on the county. They have time and again flown the Kenyan flag high on the continent.
We haven’t given them much airtime; probably owing to their gender? But we need to give them more airtime and attention, starting now… we have a lot more women taking up rugby as a sport and this can only be a plus for the Lionesses who, by competing at the African Womens’ Sevens in Tunisia on 16/17 September, are eyeing qualification to the 2018 Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in the USA.
Too many times have the Lionesses played second fiddle to South Africa in the quest for continental honors. They head into Tunisia with single minded focus, keen on conquering Africa, ready to take on the world.
It is time for all of us to roar behind them, spur them to victory, a victory that certainly inspire more girls and young women to take up the sport.
The Lionesses are in Pool B for this competition and will start their Africa Women’s Sevens campaign with a Pool B clash against Madagascar at 12.44pm East African Time on Saturday morning. They will then take on Senegal at 2.42pm EAT before winding up their pool fixtures with a match against Zimbabwe at 4.40pm EAT.