Kenya Lionesses To Host Colombia Next Month

Kenya Lionesses is set to lock horns with Colombia in their rescheduled Rugby World Cup repechage qualifier on August 25, 2021, at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi.

The much-anticipated match was scheduled for last year, April but was postponed following a ban on sporting activities by the Kenyan government to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lionesses head coach Felix Oloo said the team is ready to meet the South Americans.

“The team has been preparing quite well. Our sessions have been quite eye-opening.

“Many of my players are away on Olympics duty with the sevens team but I believe the remaining players have received a taste of elite international rugby in the two tests against Madagascar. As a technical bench we are spoiled for choice and pretty positive heading into the clash against Colombia,” said Oloo from Tokyo, Japan, with the Kenya women Sevens team.

The Lionesses qualified after finishing second during the Africa Cup in South Africa two years ago, beating Uganda and Madagascar and 35 -5 and 33-5, respectively. On the other hand, Colombia qualified by beating Brazil 23-19 last year.

The winner between Kenya and Colombia will proceed to the repechage slated for early next year.

The Women’s Rugby World Cup is slated for September 2022 in New Zealand.

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