Okulu, Okello return for Lionesses Repechage assignment

Okulu, Okello return for Lionesses Repechage assignment

Janet Okello and Grace Okulu return to the Lionesses squad as they head out to Monaco for the World Rugby Sevens Olympic Repechage from 21-23 June.

Due to club commitments, the duo who play for Japanese club MIE Pearls missed out on the third leg of the HSBC Sevens Challenger in Krakow, Poland.

Terry Ayesa and Phoebe Akinyi, part of the side that did duty in Poland do not make the travelling party as rookies Edith Nariaka and Freshia Oduor are retained for the Monaco assignment.

The Lionesses are looking to make their third appearance at the Olympics, having featured in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and five years later in Tokyo, Japan. They will play out of Pool A which features Argentina, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.

Lionesses squad to Monaco: Sheila Chajira, Naomi Amuguni, Stella Wafula, Maureen Muritu, Christabel Lindo, Edith Nariaka, Grace Okulu, Sinaida Mokaya, Freshia Oduor, Sharon Auma, Janet Okello, Judith Okumu.

The journey to the Repechage has been one of determination and relentless effort for the Lionesses. Facing tough competition, they have demonstrated resilience and skill, earning their place in this decisive tournament. Their upcoming departure marks the beginning of a pivotal chapter in their Olympic campaign.

Lionesses Schedule

Friday 21 June

Kenya v Papua New Guinea | 5.20 pm

Saturday 22 June

Kenya v Samoa | 2.20 pm

Kenya v Argentina | 7.44 pm

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