Wambua Draws Positives From Cup Final Loss

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Kenya Lionesses Head Coach Kevin Wambua drew the positives from Sunday’s 17-21 loss to South Africa in the Africa Cup Sevens cup final at the Police Grounds in Harare, Zimbabwe.

“Reaching the final was a big plus…we picked up a lot of positives. Everyone played their part, there is a lot more in store from the team and we are slowly bridging the gap between us and South Africa.”

Kenya had earlier topped their pool, starting their campaign with a 17-12 win over Tunisia before beating Madagascar 40-0 and Uganda 39-5 to reach the cup semis where a 31-5 win over hosts Zimbabwe got them to the cup final.

General Motors Fetes Lionesses

General Motors East Africa, the Kenya Rugby Union’s automotive partners hosted the Kenya Lionesses to a reception at the Ole Sereni Hotel on Monday evening following their arrival from the Africa Cup Sevens in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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The Lionesses fell to a 17-21 loss to South Africa in what has been described as an epic final.
In attendance was Rita Kavashe, the GMEA Managing Director who, while congratulating the Lionesses on their feat, said, “ The Kenya Lionesses resonate with our brand because they represent strength.”

KRU Director John Kilonzo who led the delegation to Zimbabwe said, “ We need to work harder at supporting women in sports in Kenya. We are extremely proud of the Lionesses.

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Paula Lanco, KRU Director who was part of the travelling party was full of appreciation for GM, noting, “ We really the appreciate the gesture of hosting the Lionesses…this is the first time they have been given this type of reception.”

She also called for more corporate support of the women’s game in the country.

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