Kenya names squad
By Kinthan Media
Saturday 22 June 2019 will be a historic date for the city of
Kisumu and the game of rugby in Kenya ,when the Mamboleo Showground plays host
to the first leg of the Elgon Cup, the traditional fixture played annually
between Kenya and Uganda.
It is historic as this is the first test match being played outside Nairobi and in Kisumu, a city that has long served as a Launchpad for future stars of the game in the beast African country.
A good number of national team players past and present have gone through the formative years of their rugby in Kisumu and its environs. Some notable Kisumu old boys Andrew Amonde, Jacob Ojee, Teddy Omondi, Martin Owila, Paul Oimbo, Moses Kola to name but a few have all gone on to don national team colors and claim several honors including the Elgon Cup.
However, the highlight will be the women’s rugby and the Kenya technical bench has already named the squad.
The tickets are on sale at Ksh1500 (sh55000) VIP while sh20,000= ordinary.
The June 22, Elgon cup will be the first leg of the tournament with the second leg due july 13 in Kampala.
The two women sides will then face-off in the World Cup qualifiers a month later (August 9-17 in Johernsberg where Uganda play Kenya, South Africa and Madagascar in pool A.
The Ugandans are yet to name the squad but Kenya has named the squad that include, Hellen Achieng, Peruce Mayuka, Marindany Faith, Naomi Kemunto, Millicent Opala, Victoria Gichure, Emmaculate Awuor, Juliet Nyambura, Evelyne Kalamera, Stephanie Waithira, Anne Njeri, Irene Otieno, Imogen Hooper, Mitchelle Akinyi, Stacey Atieno, Knight Otwoma, Asenath Oketeth, Winnie Owino, Winfred Maina, Bernadette Olesia, Philadelphia Olando, Celestine Masinde, Sheila Chajira, Camilla Cynthia, Grace Adhiambo, Vivian Akumu, Janet Okello, Janet Owino, Anne Gorety, Agatha Jamari, Diana Awino, Sophia Ayieta, Christabel Tata, Stella Wafula, Angeline Apiyo, Enid Ouma, Leah Njogu, Mercy Migongo, Veronica Wairimu.