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Meet Kenya Lionesses: Women rugby team ready to break records at the Tokyo Olympics

 Kenya Lionesses in a training (Photo: KRU)

Kenya Lionesses rugby team will take part at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics games.

The team of 13 players will be captained by the experienced Philadelphia Olando who has been in the national team since 2007.

This will be the team’s second stance at the games having taken part in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Of the team, however, only two other players were part of the team that represented Kenya in Rio other than the captain.

Janet Okelo and Sheila Chajira are the other players and they made their debuts for the national team in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

The team has been pitted against New Zealand, Russia and the Great Britain in Pool A.

Here is the team headed to Tokyo:

Philadelphia Olando

Olympic appearance: 2016

National team debut: 2007

Sheila Chajira

Olympic appearance: 2016

National team debut: 2014

Janet Okello

Olympic appearance: 2016

National team debut: 2013

Vivian Akumu

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2019

Grace Adhiambo

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2016

Sarah Oluche

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2018

Stellah Wafula

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2018

Christabel Lindo

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2018

Leah Wambui

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2018

Sinaida Aura

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2015

Judith Auma

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2017

Cynthia Atieno

Olympic appearance: None

National team debut: 2015

Diana Awino

Olympic appearance: None

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