kenyan lionesses to battle it out with colombia in the rugby world cup

The Lionesses [photo courtesy]>

The Lionesses [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa July 16, 2021

Kenyan sports women are set to play against Colombiain their rescheduled Rugby World Cup (RWC) repechage qualifier on Wednesday, August 25 2021 at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The Lionesses earned their ticket to this stage of the competition after finishing second behind South Africa in the 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup while Colombia’s Las Tucanes defeated Brazil 23-19 in their Sudamérica Rugby region playoff fixture on Saturday, March 7 2020.

Head Coach Felix Oloo, currently in Tokyo for the Olympics with the Kenya women’s national sevens team said, “As a technical bench we are spoiled for choice and pretty positive heading into the clash against Colombia.”

Kenya Rugby Union Chairman Oduor Gangla said, “This is the first time we have an opportunity to be able to compete for the right to play in the RWC and it is a testament to the growth of the women’s game in our country."

This fixture was originally set for Saturday, April 18 2020 before being postponed in support of the government’s precautionary measures to protect public health against the COVID-19 pandemic which ravaged local and international sport.