Kenya Lionesses hammer Uganda Lady Cranes 87-3 in Kisumu

Maureen Muritu (center) of Kenya Lionesses in action against Uganda.[Kenya Rugby Union]

Kenya Lionesses on Saturday showed they were in a class of their own when it comes to rugby in East Africa when they thrashed Uganda Lady Cranes 87-3 in the Elgon Cup final played at Jomo Kenyatta Stadium in Mamboleo Kisumu.

Sharon Auma gave Kenya a dream start after scoring with her first touch of the ball in the fifth minute when Stella Wafula found her with a beautiful offload as Kenya led 5-0 after Ann Goretti failed to add the twos.

Wafula turned from provider to scorer after a quick tap and restart found the Ugandans asleep, pacing her way to touch down Kenya’s second try for a 10-0 lead after another missed conversion.

Diana Omosso then followed immediately after Auma and Wafula to become the third straight back to touch down a try to stretch Kenya’s lead to 17-0.

Wafula then broke from the midfield with quick feet and dummies that despite being stopped by the Ugandan backline, Kenya were awarded a penalty try to lead 24-0.

Phoebe Akinyi then showed she is too quick for the Ugandans after receiving the ball straight from kick off and pacing her way to the try line to stretch Kenya’s lead to 31-0.

Christabel Lindo, Omosso, Wafula, Maureen Muritu, Diana Kemunto would then join the score scheet for the win.

Lionesses v Uganda squad

15.Diana Omosso, 14. Sharon Auma, 13. Maureen Muritu, 12. Stella Wafula, 11. Christabel Lindo, 10. Ann Goretti, 9. Judith Okumu, 1. Everlyne Kalemera, 2. Knight Otwoma, 3. Natasha Emali, 4. Maureen Chebet, 5. Faith Livoi, 6. Enid Ouma (Captain), 7. Diana Kemunto, 8. Phoebe Akinyi REPLACEMENTS 16. Naomi Muhanji, 17. Janet Chanya, 18. Rose Otieno, 19. Naomi Jelagat, 20. Naomi Amuguni, 21. Edith Nariaka, 22. Terry Ayesa, 23. Dorcas Mokaya

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