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Kenya Lionesses to host Colombia at Nyayo next month

RUGBY By Rodgers Eshitemi | July 15th 2021
The Kenya Lionesses’ Night Otuoma is attacked by Rosina Madugala (left) of Madagascar during Rugby Africa Cup Tournament at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, July 3, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Kenya Lionesses will battle with Colombia in their rescheduled Rugby World Cup repechage qualifier on August 25 2021 at the Nyayo National Stadium.

Initially, the match was supposed to be staged in April last year but it was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

According to head coach Felix Oloo, who is currently in Tokyo for the Olympics with the national women sevens team, the recent test matches against Madagascar has prepared his players for the match.

"The team has been preparing quite well. Our sessions have been quite eye opening," said Oloo.

"A number of my players are away on Olympic 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."

The Lionesses booked a date with Colombia after finishing second in the 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup while the South American side beat Brazil 23-19 in their Sudamérica Rugby region playoff fixture.

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