Kisumu heralds the return of Women’s Elgon Cup fixture

Via- Michael Kwambo

First played in 2006, the Women’s Elgon Cup fixture returns for the first time since 2015 when logistical challenges led to this clash being shelved.  That four year hiatus comes to an end when Kenya and Uganda renew their rivalry in the longer version of the game at Kisumu’s Mamboleo Showground on Saturday 22 June 2019.

This fixture, which will serve as the curtain raiser to the top of the bill clash between the men sides of both countries has a lot more significance this year with both teams using this clash as a build-up ahead of the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup qualifiers taking place in South Africa this August.

Women’s Elgon Cup fixture returns for the first time since 2015 [IMAGES/ Courtesy]

The Kenya Lionesses have already unveiled their provisional squad for this clash against The Lady Cranes. Head Coach Felix Oloo is expected to whittle down the squad further closer to match day.

Kenya Lionesses Provisional Squad 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.

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