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Debut call up for Auma as Lionesses head to Tunisia

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Kenya Lionesses squad. (PHOTO/KRU/Courtesy)
Kenya Lionesses squad. (PHOTO/KRU/Courtesy)

Rookie Judith Auma has been handed her maiden call up, making the Lionesses final squad to Tunisia for this weekend’s Women’s Africa Cup Sevens which doubles up as the African qualifying round for next’s year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, USA.

Overall, Head Coach Kevin Wambua has made four changes to the side that reached the cup quarterfinal at the Women’s Sevens World Series qualifiers in Hong Kong in April, Catherine Abilla and Linet Moraa relegated to non travelling reserves with Irene Otieno and Prisca Nyerere missing out altogether.

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Their absence paves way for Rachael Mbogo to make her first appearance since Rio 2016 wihile Janet Okello and Cynthia Camila make their first appearance since December’s Dubai Sevens.

 

Kenya Lionesses

Philadelphia Olando (Captain), Sheila Chajira (Vice Captain), Judith Auma (Debut), Sinaida Aura, Celestine Masinde, Cynthia Camila, Doreen Remour, Janet Okello, Grace Adhiambo, Rachael Mbogo, Janet Owino, Stacy Awuor

Non Travelling Reserves: Catherine Abilla, Diana Awino, Linet Moraa Management: Kevin Wambua (Head Coach), Camilyne Oyuayo (Team Manager), Ben Mahinda (Physio), Sam Njogu (S&C)

-Report by KRU

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