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Kenya Lionesses squad named ahead of Dubai 7s

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 18:56 | By
Kenya Lionesses in action against Kazakhstan. PHOTO/ Kenya Lionesses play takes a tackle against Kazakhstan. PHOTO/Christopher Pike - World Rugby
Kenya Lionesses in action against Kazakhstan. PHOTO/ Kenya Lionesses play takes a tackle against Kazakhstan. PHOTO/Christopher Pike/World Rugby

Kenya Lionesses head coach Dennis Mwanja has unveiled the squad set to compete in the Dubai 7s Invitational Tournament starting this Friday.

Unfortunately, speedster Sharon Auma will be absent due to injury, having recently represented Serengeti Elephants in the Rugby 10s Championship in South Africa.

Kenya Lionesses newcomer

In her place, newcomer Edith Nariaka steps in, while Sheila Chajira makes a return to the squad.

Kenya Lionesses captain races for a try. PHOTO/KRU Facebook
Kenya Lionesses captain races for a try. PHOTO/KRU Facebook

The Lionesses, placed in Pool B, are set to face tough opponents such as Ireland Invitational, USA Falcons, Rhino Stompers, and French Militaire Sevens.

Their tournament journey kicks off at 5:40 pm on Friday, December 1, against Ireland Invitational. Subsequent matches include encounters with Rhino Stompers at 7:20 pm on the same day, French Militaire Sevens at 3:20 pm on Saturday, and a final pool stage match against the USA Falcons at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

The lionesses are set to depart on Wednesday, November 28, 2023.

Kenya Lionesses full squad

Lionesses: Stella Wafula, Maureen Muritu, Phoebe Akinyi, Naomi Amuguni, Christabel Lindo, Sheila Chajira, Judith Okumu, Sinaida Nyachio, Grace Okulu, Edith Nariaka, Diana Ochieng, Diana Kemunto

Kenya Lionesses players in action. PHOTO/World Rugby
Kenya Lionesses players in action. PHOTO/World Rugby

Friday, December 1, 2023:

  • Shujaa vs R1OC Selects | 2:40 pm
  • Lionesses vs Ireland Invitational | 5:40 pm
  • Lionesses vs Rhino Stompers | 7:20 pm

Saturday, December 2, 2023:

  • Shujaa vs Wailers | 2:20 pm
  • Lionesses vs French Militaire Sevens | 3:20 pm
  • Shujaa vs Speranza 22 | 5:00 pm
  • Lionesses vs USA Falcons | 7:00 pm

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