Rugby

Lionesses in Olympics

By USPA Media

The Kenya Lionesses and South Africa will represent Africa at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

This is after the two teams reached the final of the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens in Jemmel, Tunisia on Sunday 13 October 2019 with South Africa winning 15-14 in a bruising game.

This will be the second appearance at the biggest sporting spectacle in the world for Kenya women after playing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

They went to Tunisia as defending champions for the tournament which this year doubled up as the African qualifiers for next year’s Olympics and set up a final clash against South Africa .

They crushed Zimbabwe 36-5 in Sunday’s quarterfinal before securing the Olympic ticket with a 19-0 semifinal dismissal of hosts Tunisia. 
Both sides additionally qualified for the 2020 Women’s Sevens World Series qualifiers in Hong Kong. 

Madagascar, Tunisia finished third and fourth while Uganda dropped to fifth position while Senegal, Morocco and Zimbabwe were sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

The other countries that competed include. Ghana, Zambia, Mauritius and Botswana.

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