Oyuayo, Mo­raa axed from Harare-bound squad

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports - BY RAY­MOND OTIENO /

Kenya Lionesses head coach Kevin Wam­bua has rested Cam­i­lyne Oyuayo and Linet Mo­raa ahead of the Con­fed­er­a­tion of Africa Rugby (CAR) Sevens Cham­pi­onship slated for Zim­babwe on Septem­ber 17-18.

They have been re­placed by Cyn­thia Camilla and Si­naida Aura in the 12-man team that leaves the coun­try on Septem­ber 15. “Aura and Camila are ex­pe­ri­enced team mem­bers and they will bring in a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence hav­ing played in Hong Kong and dur­ing the women’s Sevens World Se­ries in France,” said Wam­bua. The Lionesses are two-time back to back run­ners up to even­tual win­ners South Africa and Wam­bua is op­ti­mistic they will per­form bet­ter than their pre­vi­ous out­ings.

Wam­bua said they have made a num­ber of changes to the team that failed to chan­nel the ball through com­plete phases and were slow dur­ing break­downs dur­ing the Olympic Games in Rio.

The Lionesses will play Tu­nisia at 12.20pm be­fore tak­ing on Mada­gas­car at 1.40pm. They wrap up the pre­lim­i­nary round against Uganda at 4pm.

Team: Philadel­phia Olando, Stacy Otieno, Janet Owino, Rachel Mbogo, Sheila Cha­jira, Irene Otieno, Catherine Abilla, Ce­les­tine Masinde, Doreen Re­mour, Cyn­thia Camila, Janet Okello, Michelle Omondi; Man­age­ment: Kelvin Mwema, Ben Mahinda, Laven­ter Oguta.

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