Kenya Lionesses crowned Queens of the Jungle

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It’s such a breath of fresh air to see women winning in governance, in sports and in life generally. The Kenya Lionesses have today put Kenya on the map after they were crowned this year’s safari sevens women’s champions after easing through against Uganda Lady Cranes 47:0 to lift the title.


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Janet Okello of Kenya was named the MVP of the tournament in the ladies category while Shilla Chajira came out as the top try scorer in that final with a total of four tries.

Making it to the finals, the Lionesses whipped Emerging Cranes 50-0 while Lady Cranes were 12-7 winners over Kenya Club Select thanks to a match winning extra time try in the second women’s semi played at midday.

On Saturday, the four ladies teams played each other in a round robin format with the Kenya Lionesses securing victories in all their three matches. Lady Cranes fell in one and won two while Kenya Club Select secured their only victory when they played against Emerging Cranes.

The Emerging Cranes lost in all their fixtures on day two and will hope for a reversal when they take on Kenya Club Select.


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In the three day Safari Sevens tournament played at the RFUEA Grounds, Kenya Shujaa survived a scare from a spirited Spain side before edging them 31-26 to qualify for the Safari Sevens Main Cup final. However, Samurai edged out Shujaa 20-19 to lift the 2015 title but Shujaa would claim swift revenge, beating Samurai 38-22 to win the 2016 diadem. Shujaa couldn’t defend the title last after the tournament failed to take place.

In the first semi-final, Spain rallied from behind twice to draw level 14-14 at half time before making it 26-26 at full time and send the match to extra time where Harold Anduvate touched down to send Shujaa to the final.


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