The Kenya Lionesses Head Coach, Felix Oloo has named his final 23 ladies to take on the Uganda Lady Cranes on Saturday 22nd June, at the Mamboleo ASK Showgrounds.
This Lionesses won the fixture in 2015 at the RFUEA Grounds and they will be out to defend their Elgon Cup title this weekend.
“We are confident in the squad selected to represent Kenya. Uganda has heavy forwards and they will be out to display their defensive play. The Lionesses however are well prepared for this encounter,” said Oloo.
The players have had a series of tests throughout the period they have been in session and the Strength and Conditioning Coach Samuel Njogu has given updates on the players’ fitness. Physio Ben Mahinda has also given medical reports on the player. Management is confident that the selected squad will deliver.
“Our ultimate goal is to qualify for the Rugby World Cup later this year during the Africa Women’s Qualifiers in South Africa. I have a very hard working technical team that has ensured we have smooth training sessions daily. The Director of Women’s has continuously kept tabs on our sessions and during the Franchise earlier in April/May. The players have also been very hardworking, they’ve shown their determination and yearning to don the National jersey and represent their Country at the Elgon Cup and beyond.
The match kicks off at 1:30pm, tickets are available at tikohub.co.ke going for Ksh. 400/- for the regular advance tickets. The offer runs up to Wednesday 19th June and thereafter, the regular ticket price will be Kshs. 500/-. VIP Tickets are 1500/- both advance and at the gate.
Lionesses Squad: Juliet Nyambura, Stacy Atieno, Imogen Hooper – (VC), Enid Ouma, Bernadette Oleisia, Janet Awino – (VC), Mitchelle Akinyi, Leah Wambui, Irene Otieno, Grace Adhiambo, Jamari Agatha, Philadelphia Orlando – (Captain), Celestine Masinde, Christabel Lindo, Janet Okelo, Knight Otuoma, Everlyne Kalimera, Mercy Migongo, Emma Awuor, Anjeline Apiyo, Veronicah Wanjiku, Sophie Ayieta, Stella Wafula.
Management: Head Coach- Felix Oloo, SnC – Sam Njogu, Physio – Ben Mahinda, Team Manager- Camilyne Oyuayo, Team Liaison- Sheila Chajira
-Story by KRU media