Kenya have retained the Elgon Cup after a comfortable two-leg win against Uganda.
Report: Daily Nation. Photo: KRU
Kenyan captain Philadelphia Olando landed a brace of tries as the Lionesses beat Uganda She-Cranes 35-5 to retain Elgon Cup on 79-18 aggregate at Kyadondo Rugby Clun grounds.
Also to score a try each for the Lionesses, who had won the first leg 44-13 in Kisumu three weeks ago, were back row Leah Wambui, winger Stella Wafula and fullback Janet Okelo.
Grace Adhiambo slotted over two penalties and two conversions to supplement Lionesses’ victory.
Adhiambo’s two penalties gave Lionesses the lead 6-0 before Wambui beat She-Cranes defence to land their opening try. Olando went for the first of her two tries as Adhiambo converted to stretch the lead to 18-0 at the break.
Wafula would land before Olando completed her brace after charging down on a loose ball to score. Okello then stretched Kenya’s lead with the fifth try as Uganda showed some flushes of recovery to score a try closing minutes but all was in vain. The victory enabled Kenya Lionesses keep the title they won in 2015.
Kenya and Uganda were using the Elgon Cup as part of their preparations for the 2021 Rugby World Cup Africa qualifier planned from August 9-17 this year in Johannesburg, South Africa.tion Impala Saracens
Uganda: 1. Faith Namugga 2. Yvonne Najjuma 3. Evelyn Aweku 4. Atimango Charity 5. Winnie Atyang 6. Hellen Gizamba 7.Ayot Mary 8. Beatrice Atim 9 .Charlotte Mudoola 10. Clare Aneno 11.Christine Akello 12. Peace Lekuru 13. Asha Nakityo 14. Julie Nandawula 15. Samna Ayikoru
16. Peace Mirembe 17. Warry Senfuka 18. Irene Nzige 19. Christine Nakayiza 20. Teddy 1wutung 21. Lydia Namabiro 22. Esther Tino 23. Joan Andika
Kenya: 1. Imogen Hooper – Northern Suburbs(VC) 2. Victoria Gichure- Northern Suburbs 3. Winfred Maina- Stanbic Mwamba 4. Emmaculate Owiro – Menengai Cream Homeboyz 5. Millicent Opala – Menengai Cream Homeboyz 6. Janet Owino- Menengai Cream Homeboyz (VC) 7. Michelle Akinyi – Resolution Impala Saracens 8. Leah Wambui – Menengai Cream Homeboyz 9. Winnie Owino – Resolution Impala Saracens 10. Ann Njeri – Resolution Impala Saracens 11. Christabel Lindo – Resolution Impala Saracens 12. Philadelphia Orlando – Northern Suburbs (C) 13. Celestine Masinde – Stanbic Mwamba 14. Diana Awino- Resolution Impala Saracens 15. Janet Okelo – Stanbic Mwamba
16. Stacy Atieno – Stanbic Mwamba 17. Juliet Nyambura- Northern Suburbs 18. Everlyne Kalimera – Stanbic Mwamba 19. Bernadette Oleisia – Shamas 20. Enid Ouma – Menengai Cream Homeboyz 21. Irene Atieno – Menengai Cream Homeboyz 22. Grace Adhiambo – Top Fry Nakuru 23. Stella Wafula – Resolution Impala Saracens