Mwamba are inaugural Women's Kenya Cup champions

Mwamba are inaugural Women's Kenya Cup champions

Janet Okello landed two tries as Mwamba built on a 10-3 half time lead to defeat Impala Roans 15-11 and lift the inaugural Women’s Kenya Cup at the Impala Club on Saturday 19 March 2022.

Janet Okello landed two tries as Mwamba built on a 10-3 half time lead to defeat Impala Roans 15-11 and lift the inaugural Women’s Kenya Cup at the Impala Club on Saturday 19 March 2022.

Okello scored the game’s opening try, the conversion sailing wide for a 5-0 score before Anne Koki drilled home a penalty to cut the deficit to 5-3.

Diana Omosso then landed Mwamba’s second try for a 10-3 score at the break.

Another Koki penalty brought the score to 10-6 before Okello landed her second and Mwamba’s third, the scores 15-6.

Impala Roans kept up the pressure, Hesla Khisa going over the chalk for their second try as Mwamba held on to win the title.

Commenting after the game, Impala Roans Head Coach and former Kenya international Mary Ochieng said, “The girls gave it a good fight despite falling short in the set-pieces. They contested the rucks and tries to run the ball but they fell short.”

Joseph Baabu, Mwamba’s title winning coach said, “It was all about commitment and collective responsibility.”

- Kenya Rugby Union

 

 

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