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BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2018-Kenyan Women rugby team the Lionesses were on Sunday crowned African champions after wining their maiden Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Cup title when they beat Uganda 29-7 in the final in Gaborone, Botswana.
The Lionesses had beaten Madagascar 27-0 in the semis, while Uganda narrowly edged out Tunisia 10-5 in the other last four encounter.
In the final, Kevin Wambua’s charges led 22-0 at half time through a brace of tries from the duo of Michele Omondi and Janet Akello.
The team opened their campaign in the two-day event with a 42-0 win against Senegal before crushing Madagascar 41-0 in the preliminary matches on Saturday to book their slot in the last eight.
They continued their good show beating Zambia 41-7 in the quarterfinals.
Uganda started their chase for the title with a 22-0 win over Zimbabwe and followed it up with a 10-10 draw with Tunisia in pool B.
The Cranes then went on to hit Senegal 12-5 to once again book Tunisia, this time in the semis.
first a half ended on 5-5 points
It was kenya’s time in the final even as Uganda did their best to make to book slot for final game.