Kenya Lionesses fall to Italy in Hong Kong Cup quarters

Kenya Lionesses fall to Italy in Hong Kong Cup quarters

Kenya Lionesses fall to Italy in Hong Kong Cup quarters

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Kenya's Lionesses  dream of a semi finals slot at the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series  in Hong Kong  went up in smoke on Friday morning as they lost to Italy 7-26 in the cup quarterfinal.

Probably fazed by the task at hand, the Lionesses were nervy and prone to error, giving away a penalty try, with workhorse Sheila Chajira dispatched to the sinbin moments later. They would still work and score through Philadelphia Olando, Janet Awino adding the extras.

A Magatti try saw the Italians take a 12-7 lead before Doreen Remour became the second Kenyan to visit the bin just before the break.

Rigoni would convert second half tries from Sillari and Furlan to confirm the result for the Europeans.

Speaking after the game, Head Coach  Kevin Wambua said “we never got our rhythm, conceded an early try and yellow card in quick succession. “

His sentiments were shared by skipper Phila Olando who chipped in, saying, “ Italy took advantage of our errors and used it against us.”

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