Mobali Malamu by TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

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Franco and TPOK Jazz never shied away from controversial topics. This song Mobali Malamu was composed by Pape Noel Nedule. The lead vocalist is Ntesa Dalienst Zitani.

It is a song about a woman who is a mistress and tells the man’s wife to accept the reality that the man has a mistress. Many TPOK Jazz songs discussed such topics including Cherie Bondowe which is a song about a prostitute and was banned.


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Kabibi. Likambo osiliki lelo Mpo ngai navandi na mobali na biso. Yo moko oprésenter ngai ; Olobi tosala sortie. Nandimi yo Oyebi ngai nazali mwasi lokola yo, Na ki toko mpe nakoka: Mobali ayebi addresse Akomi kozongela ngai na bacadeaux Oyoki sango. Balobi nakoma kosigner bachèque na Poto. Oyoki sango. balobi nasomba lopangu na Mbinza ee. Koluka ngai matata te. Naboyi kotia ngai ba ci catrice. k'oluka ngai mindondo te. Naboyi nkombo na ngai na nganga ee. Mobali omemaki âkoma ya biso : Akoma ya yo. Akoma ya ngai.

Mobali oyo Mobali malamu eh Aboya ngai te oh Akabaka mingi oo. Aboya ngai te oh Maboko pete. Na jurer ee! nalapi! Nazwi nazwi oyo akoki motema. Tika ngai mpe namonisa bolingo etondi nzoto. Tokoboma bondeko te . Lelo ya yo, lobi ya ngai Kabibi, yo nde mwasi ya liboso te Mobali akabola bolingo vu na mbanda. Mobali oyo Mobali malamu eh Aboya ngai te oh Akabaka mingi oo. Aboya ngai te oh Maboko pete. Tokoboma bondeko te . Lelo ya yo, lobi ya ngai Kabibi, yo nde mwasi ya liboso te Mobali akabola bolingo vu na mbanda. Mobali oyo Mobali malamu eh Aboya ngai te oh Akabaka mingi oo. Aboya ngai te oh Maboko pete.

 

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The construction of Camp Toyoyo : A good use of CDF Money

In July 2015, the new look Jericho Sports grounds was reopened after it had been closed down for reconstruction. It became the first neighbourhood sports ground in Kenya to be equipped with Astro turf. The grounds were refurbished at a cost of Ksh 50 million which came from the Makadara constituency CDF fund.


The new look Jericho sports grounds aka Camp Toyoyo

Speaking during the well-attended opening ceremony, MP Benard Mutura Kangara revealed that the Stadium cost a total of 50 million Kenyan shilling out of which Ksh 7 million shillings went to tax. Hon Mutura challenged Deputy President to help in  refunding  the tax from KRA as it can assist in constructing the terraces.

Jericho Sports Ground: A Rich legacy

The grounds have been popularly referred to as Camp Toyoyo since as far back as the 1980s. Numerous legendary Kenyan footballers honed their skills at these grounds going as far back as the 1970s, 80s and 90s. These include players like the Origi brothers, Austin Oduor,  Mike Okoth , Keffa Tasso, Shoto Lukoye, Musa Otieno, Allan Odhiambo, Tom Odhiambo, Robert Matano, Douglas Mutua, Eric Obura, Jacob Ghost Mulee, the Otieno brothers Felix and Bernard “Zico”, Zedekiah Otieno, Dan Shikanda, all of whom are former national team players or national league players.


This picture was taken at Camp Toyoyo and features numerous legends of Kenya football. For many years, the grounds did not have single blade of grass
tIn this pic are some legends:  3rd from left is Oti ‘father’ rip, 5th from left is allan odhiambo, then Adach osewe,  In white vest is Steven Ojiem  then felix otieno , then Noah nunde, ghost mulee
Bottom row far left is Benard otieno ‘zico’ richard asabe, Mark ojajo, Ben gachie, Douglas Mutua, Tom Odhiambo
Image courtesy of Tom Odhiambo

Otti Father, known as the Godfather of Kenyan football is another legendary name that is synonimous with these grounds. He groomed many of Kenya’s top players at these very grounds. The ground thus occupies a legendary position within Kenya football.

A welcome reversal from land grabbing

There has been an epidemic of land grabbing in Nairobi. Many sportsgrounds have disappeared after well connected individuals grabbed them and sold them to developers. Many primary and secondary schools have also lost their grounds. Without playing fields, the youth will not have any safe spaces to sharpen their footballing skills which will have a direct and negative impact on the Kenya’s football fortunes. Football is a sport that relies on muscle memory and instincts. These footballing instincts and movements are built over a lifetime of playing football. Therefore if youth have no place to play then Kenya will produce less and less good footballers.

Keeping the Youth Busy in positive activities

Having sports grounds available in estates like Jericho keeps the youth busy in positive activities. Rather than sit around idly, they can play sports or watch sports. This keeps them away from negative activities like crime and drugs. It is refreshing to see a local MP leading such an initiatives. Politicians usually lose sight of such issues and become obsessed with developing every open space into a building.

Sports grounds can be sustainable and profitable

The excellent artificial turf at Camp Toyoyo has attracted the attention of national league teams. Some teams like Gor Mahia are already paying to use the ground for training. This is money which if well spent, can be used to maintain the grounds.


Gor Mahia coaches : Frank Nuttall, Bobby Ogolla and mathew Ottamax at Camp Toyoyo in 2015

If the Makadara MP wants to inject even more money into the constituency , he shouuld build terraces around the field. The grounds can then be used to host league matches.

 


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Kenya starts 2016 with a bang as Kipruto wins Xiamen Marathon

Over the past two decades,Kenyan marathoners have dominated city marathons especially IAAF golden label races.  It appears things will not be much different in 2016. The year started with yet another Kenyan, Vincent Kipruto winning a IAAF golden label marathon race: Kipruto won the Xiamen marathon on Saturday January 2.

To win, Kipruto had to stave off a strong challenge from a group of Ethiopian runners who went neck and neck with him from the 10 kilometre marker : Feyisa Bekele, Shura Kitata, Abdela Godana, Alemu Gemechu and Gebre Mekuant

The initial leading group of 13 men passed 10km mark in 30:35. The leaders went on to hit 15km in 45:56, 20km in 1:01:31, 25km in 1:17:11 and 30km in 1:32:30.. Gemechu dropped off the pace at the 36km mark. Godan then dropped off at the 39km mark. By this time, only Kitata was left to battle with Kipruto. The two went neck and neck until the last 200 metres when Kipruto found an extra reserve of strength to permanently take the lead. He came home in 2:10:18. Kitata was second in 2:10:20.

“I am very impressed and happy about my performance. I haven’t won for a long time and this time I won, so I am very happy,” said Kipruto, whose only marathon finish in 2015 was a lowly 14th at the Paris Marathon in April.

Kipruto who has a personal best of 2:05.13, now has four career wins in the marathon in fifteen attempts. Previously he won in Paris in 2009 and then Otsu and Frankfurt in 2013. He won a silver medal at the 2011 IAAF World Championships marathon.

 


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Stephen Muchoki: Kenya’s most successful amateur boxer

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Muchoki’s early career

No Kenyan amateur boxer has dominated his weight class at a global level to the extent that Stephen Muchoki did. Born on December 23 1956, Muchoki boxed primarily in the Light Flyweight division. In his heyday was one of the most recognizable sportsmen in Kenya. And this was during a period when the Kenya sporting scene boasted legends like Henry Rono. Muchoki was a product of Nakuru boxing club which produced many of the greatest Kenyan boxers of this period including multiple Olympic champion Philip Waruinge and John Wanjau. He first burst into the limelight in 1974, In February of that year, Muchoki won a gold medal at the Commonwealth games in Christchurch New Zealand. On the way to the gold medal, he beat Roger Richens of Australia, John Bambrick of Scotland and James Odwori of Uganda. Muchoki was only 17 years old at the time ! Muchoki had still not reached his 18th birthday when he won the silver medal at the Inaugural world boxing championships that were held in Cuba. To reach the final, he beat Jose Ibiri of Argentina, Remus Cosma of Romania and Evgeniy Yudin of the USSR. In the final he lost to Jorge Hernandez of Cuba. Still 17 years old, Muchoki won the African championships that were held in Kampala Uganda in November 1974. In the final, he dismissed, Davidson Andeh of Nigeria. Unfortunately for Muchoki, he did not get a chance to showcase his skills at the Olympics as Kenya and 24 other African nations boycotted the Olympics to protest New Zealand's sporting links with apartheid South Africa. Muchoki's name was already on the Olympic program as was the case with other African contestants.

Muchoki becomes world boxing champion

In 1978, Kenya sent a team to the Kings cup in Bangok Thailand. In those days, the Kings cup brought together the world's best boxers. Muchoki reached the final before losing to Armando Guevara of Venezuela. In July of that year, Muchoki was at the 3rd All Africa games in Algiers, Algeria. Muchoki reached the final before losing to Francis Musankabala of Zambia by a split points decision. His next major opportunity to showcase his skills came at the 1978 Commonwealth games. In the quarter-finals, he stopped Joe Dawson of England in round 1. In the semi-finals be outpointed Birender Thapa of India. In the finals he came up against Fancis Musankabala of Zambia who had beaten him a month earlier at the All African games. This time Muchoki exacted revenge, beating the Zambian by unanimous decision to win the gold medal. Muchoki's career defining moment came at the world championships that were held in Belgrade Yugoslavia in May 1978. Muchoki won the gold medal, thus becoming the first Kenyan ever to become a boxing world champion. To win the championship, Muchoki beat Kim Kwang-Sub of Korea 5-0, Sami Buzoli of Yugoslavia 5-0, Armando Guevara of Venezuela 5-0, then in the finals, he beat defending world champion, Jorge Hernandez of Cuba 4-1. The Cuban had beaten him at the same stage four years earlier. It was a huge achievement. Not only did he win all his matches convincingly, but also in the final he beat Hernandez who was the defending world champion and had won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympics less than two years earlier. Cuba was a super-power in boxing. They had won three Olympic gold medals each at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. Then in 1980 they won six gold medals. Following his exploits in 1978, Muchoki was honoured by President Jomo Kenyatta who awarded him the Order of the burning spear which is one of the highest state commendations awarded in Kenya. Muchoki's amateur career ended with an incredible record of 197 wins and only three losses.

Muchoki’s professional career

In 1979 Muchoki came into contact with professional promoter Mogens Palle, who at that time had been successful with African boxers Ayub Kalule and Mustapha Wasajja. He then turned professional in Denmark. His pro career started brightly : His first bout was on October 11 where he beat Filippo Belvedere(Italy).. He won his first ten fights, including wins over Manuel Carrasco (Spain), Mariano Garcia (Spain), Emilio Pireddu (Italy), Eddie Glencross (Britain), Hong Soo Yang (Korea), Guy Cauldron (France), Vicente Rodriguez (Spain), Ray Amoo (Nigeria), plus a rematch with Manuel Garcia. His win over Amoo which was a round 12 TKO gave him the Commonwealth Flyweight title. Despite his stellar record, Muchoki struggled to gain an audience in Denmark and in 1981, he boxed only once. That was against Manuel Garcia. This lack of fights likely contributed to his loss of motivation. After a brilliant start ,his professional started to slide downwards. On November. 5, 1982 he challenged WBA titlist Santos Laciar from Argentina. The Argentine was vastly experienced having boxed in 64 professional bouts against Muchoki's 10 bouts. The match which was fought in Copenhagen, Denmark, was scheduled for 15 rounds . Muchoki's lack of experience showed and he was retired in round 13 by TKO. Shortly thereafter Muchoki lost to Keith Wallace and his Commonwealth title. The match was scheduled for 15 rounds. Muchoki was retired in the 9th round by TKO. Muchoki then returned to Kenya. He won four bouts over Abbas Athumani, Flywell Botha, James Njoroge and Clement Chacha. His win over Botha gained him the African Boxing Union' title . His next bout was a draw against James Njoroge. He then lost the ABU title 1986 and after losing to Nana Konadu. His last bout was a points loss to Flywell Botha.He hung his gloves in 1988. His professional record was 14 wins (3 by KO), 1 draw and 4 losses.

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Video: Sylvanus Okello vs Evander Holyfield at 1984 Olympics:

Back in 1984, before Evander Holyfield became the world heavyweight champion, he fought as an amateaur in the Olympics. In the quarter-finals, he came up againt Sylvanus “Sulu” Okello of Kenya. Okello who was 21 years old at the time, had done well to win his first and second round bouts and was one of three Kenyans to reach the quarter-finals along with John Wanjau and Ibrahim Bilali who eventually won a bronze medal.

Okello gave a good account of himself and even landed several solid blows. But a defensive lapse only 3 seconds from the end of the first round resulted in a technical knockout.

Holyfield went on to the semi-finals where he completely dominated against Kevin Barry of New Zealand but was disqualified when the referee claimed he threw a punch after being told to stop. Holyfield was voted USA sports illustrated sportsman of the year for 1984.

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Nancy Atieno Warioba starts NCAA division one career

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Nancy Atieno Warioba,  has joined the University of Southern Florida. Warioba spent the last two seasons playing for Blinn College in the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association. Warioba, who stands at 6’3″ was a standout performer at Blinn college where she averaged 10.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game despite playing only 23 minutes per game. At the end of her sophomore year, she won the Don Wilhelm Award winner as the most valuable player for the team. She was also an all region and all conference selection.

At the time, she credited hard work for her achievements.

“When I came here I realized what I wanted and what I wanted to be and so I put in the work,”

Warioba spent her formative years in Kisumu City which is a famous breeding ground for basketball players.

“We have different cultures in Kenya,” Warioba said, “so I’m a Luo, coming from the city of Kisumu” said Warioba to the local newspaper in Brenham , Texas when asked about her background

She is the next in a long line of excellent players that have come out of Kisumu city which has produced a disproportionate number of national team players including Ronnie Owino, Caroline Omamo, Wilkister Oduor, Bosire Bogonko, Elvis Ochieng among others.

And She is well known in Kenya basketball circles.She played for Tigoi girls between 2009 and 2011 and was a key performer along with Lucy Akinyi when Tigoi won the national schools title in 2010 and 2011 including victories over Shimba hills in the final. In 2011, she scored 36 points in the national semi-finals followed by 16 in the finals against arch rivals Shimba Hills. .

Prior to joining Blinn College, Warioba was at Howard college which she left due to lack of playing time.

For Warioba to be recruited by the University of Southern Florida is a significant and notable achievement. Firstly no Kenyan female player has been recruited by a school of such high calibre. The USF Bulls are a premier basketball program. In the 2014-2015 season, USF were ranked in the top 25 in the NCAA. They reached the second round of the NCAA tournament. As such Warioba is playing at the highest level that any Kenyan female player has played. She will numerous opportunities to play against some of the best teams and the best players in US collegiate basketball. If she plays her cards right, she could parlay such opportunities to earn a professional contract.

When Warioba completed her two year stint at Blinn College, she and seven other players from Blinn were recruited by four year colleges. Of these players, Warioba was recruited by the highest ranked school.

USF Coach Jose Fernandez was excited at the prospect of adding Warioba to his squad.

“Nancy improved a lot from the beginning of the year to the end,” Blinn coach Jeff Jenkins told the program’s official website. “She will only get better in her next two years of basketball.”

Coach Jenkins also gushed about Warioba’s potential for growth.

““Nancy still has a lot of growth ahead of her,” coach Jeff Jenkins said. “She may be only 20 percent of what she can be because she is 6-foot-3 and runs like a deer.”

The USF Bulls still have all five starters, and seven of their top eight scorers, from last season’s team.They are therefore expected to perform even better this season.

Warioba’s career at USF has started on a sound note and she has already appeared in seven games. She is yet to fulfill her true potential. If she continues her current growth trajectory, she will be a key contributor by her senior year.

Warioba stated as much when she explained why she chose USF.
“When I was deciding between schools to pick, I chose USF because I believed the coaches would help me improve my game” she says in her initial interview


Warioba playing tough defence

 


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A review of Kenya Football in 2015

At the club level, 2015 was a historic year in Kenya football. Gor Mahia won the national league with an unbeaten record, becoming the first team to do so since 1988. Unfancied Bandari surprised everyone when they won the 2015 GoTV shield. However at the national level, it was one debacle after another due to official incompetence by FKF (Football Kenya Federation) and the Ministry of sports.

Under-23 team travel debacle

The Kenya Under 23 men’s side had a chance to qualify for the All African Games in Brazzaville in September for the first time in three decades. The team, coached by Scot Bobby Williamson, lost to Egypt at the first hurdle, thanks to a 4-1 goal aggregate, after having lost 0-3 in Cairo and drawing 1-1 at Machakos stadium.


Olunga scored a hat-trick against Botswana but stars lost on aggregate

They then embarked on the qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics. In the opening round, they were pitted against Botswana. Their efforts were doomed by shambolic travel plans by the FKF that saw  them arrive in Lobatse only hours before the match was due to take place. FKF officials (Sam Nyamweya and Robert Asembo)  wrote to their Botswana counterparts pleading for the match to be postponed. But the Botswana officials would have none of it. In the end the fatigued Kenya side lost 0-3. In the return leg, Kenya won 4-1 with a hat-trick from Michael Olunga but Botswana won on away goals rule

2018 World Cup qualifiers travel fiasco

Kenya started the qualifiers for the 2018 world cup by playing Mauritius whom they beat 5-2 away before settling for a scoreless draw in Nairobi. In the next round they faced off with Cape Verde which at the time was ranked at #32  in the FIFA rankings, a starke contrast to Kenya which at the time was ranked at #118.

Despite poor preparations, Kenya put on a strong performance in the first leg and won 1-0. The goal was scored by new sensation Michael Olunga who headed home a left wing cross from Clifford Miheso. The win despite shoddy preparations showed Kenya’s potential.

However instead of building on the good result, the FKF and the Ministry of sports collectively doomed Stars chances. The funds needed for Harambee stars travel to Cape Verde were not released by the ministry until two days before the departure date. Harambee stars were stranded at Wilson airport for 10 hours.Matters came to a head when skipper Victor Wanyama refused to shake hands with sports minister Hassan Wario. Stars eventually left and arrived in Cape Verde on the day of the match. Travel fatigue was once again a factor as Kenya lost 0-2 and were eliminated.


Harambee stars were stuck at Wilson Airport for 10 hours

Indiscipline in Kenya camp ruins 2017 ANC Campaign

Kenya started their 2017 Africa nations qualification campaign with an impressive 1-1 draw away to the Congo republic. Kenya had taken the lead thanks to a goal from Paul Were who scored from a difficult angle on the left wing. After defending doggedly, Kenya succumbed to a late equalizer but still earned a valuable away point and seemed on their way to a good campaign.

Kenya however shot themselves in the foot during the second match against Zambia. Nyayo stadium was packed to the brim, which is a rarity in Kenya football today. Harambee stars dissapointed the home crowd by putting on a listless display. Michael Olunga had put Kenya ahead when he anticipated a long ball and beat two Zambia defenders to the ball to score. .However Zambia scored two second half  goals them resorted to time wasting tactics. They emerged 2-1 winners.

After the match, reports emerged citing indiscipline in the Kenya camp prior to the match. There were players drinking heavily the night before the match, cavorting with women late into the night. There were also reports of rivalry between players.

Harambee Starlets overcome adversity to put on a solid display

The Harambee starlets also suffered due to the ineptness of the FKF but to a much larger extent. They received little support from the federation. At one point they were sleeping on the changing rooms’ floor at Kasarani Stadium.

Still Starlets managed to beat Botswana on the away goal rule in the second round after a 2-2 aggregate with Dorcas Shikobe’s late strike saving the day for Kenya in the return leg in Machakos. The starlets had lost the opening leg 1-2 in Botswana.


Harambee starlets camped at the South Africa high commission seeking visas

In the third round, Starlets played African giants South Africa but they gave the fancied Banyan Banyana a run of their money despite being stranded at the South African High Commission with Visa troubles to arrive for the away first leg tie on match day and duly lost 1-0.

Gor Mahia record a memorable season

It was a season to remember for Gor Mahia. They won three titles: The Super Cup, KPL Top 8 and the Kenya Premier league which they won with an unbeaten record, becoming the first team to do that since 1988. All in all, Gor Mahia did not lose a domestic match during regulation time. Their only loss was on penalties to Nakumatt in the semi-finals of the GoTV shield. Gor Mahia also reached the finals of the 2015 CECAFA club cup, a vast improvement from 2014 when they did not go beyond the pool stages.

Unfancied Bandari wins GoTV shield

Bandari FC who had been promoted back to the the premier league only 2 seasons earlier had a memorable season as well. They won the GoTV shield, finishing ahead of much more fancied teams like Gor Mahia, AFC leopards, Tusker and Sofapaka. Bandari also finished in a creditable fourth position in the 2015 Kenya premier league. Coach Twahir Muhiddin once again cementing his place as one of the best Kenyan coaches ever.

 


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Video: Crispin Odera battles Lennox Lewis at the 1988 Olympics

In the late 1980s, Crispin Odera was the top Kenyan boxer in the Superheavyweight division. For nearly 5 years, he was the Kenyan champion. And in 1988, he won a gold medal at the 4th All Africa games. He went on to qualify for the 1988 Olympics where he faced off with Lennox Lewis in the second round. Yep, the same Lennox Lewis who later became world heavyweight champion by beating Mike Tyson. At the time, Lewis was boxing for Canada.

After the Olympics, Odera turned professiona. But his professional career ended after only six bouts due to an ankle injury.

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Kenya Football Gallery for 2015


Michael Olunga proved that he was the heir apparent to Dennis Oliech. He scored against Zambia but Kenya lost 1-2 due to indiscipline in the Kenya camp

Harambee stars prior to the match against Cape Verde
/>Front Row: Omar Mbongi, Edwin Wafula, Johana Omollo, Kevin Kimani, Clifford Miheso
Back Row: David Owino, Harun Shakava, Michael Olunga, Boniface Oluoch, Anthony Akumu, Victor Wanyama

A poorly prepared, hurriedly assembled Harambee stars side still managed to beat Cape Verde in the 2018 world cup qualifiers. At the time, Cape Verde were ranked more than 70 places ahead of Kenya in the FIFA rankings


Prior to leaving for Cape Verde, Harambee stars were stranded at Wilson Airport for 10 hours due to official incompetence from the ministry of sports who did not release funds on time

Anthony Akumu and Kevin Kimani congratulate Michael Olunga after he scored the lone goal as Kenya beat Cape Verde 1-0 in the opening leg of the 2018 World cup qualifiers


Harambee starlets celebrate after overcoming the odds to beat Botswana thanks to a late goal


Harambee starlets fought gamely but lost 0-1 both home and away to South Africa’s Banyana Banyana


Neddy Atieno seen here against Botswana was one of the stars of the Starlets campaign. Her performance attracted the interest of a Nigerian team to whom she transferred in 2015


Michael Olunga was a three goal hero as Kenya beat Botswana 4-1. But it was not enough as Kenya had lost the opening leg 3-0 after having arrived in Botswana only hours before the match.


Passenga secondary from the Aberdares region, were the surprise winners of the 2015 national schools championships

Collins Okoth and Musa Otieno seen here against Ethiopia in the CHAN qualifiers. Kenya lost 2-0 on aggregate


Gor Mahia won the 2015 league title with an unbeaten record


Bandari were the surprise winners of the 2015 GoTV shield


Bandari keeper Wilson Obungu and team-mates celebrate after beating Nakumatt 4-2 in the final


 


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Kenya women’s sevens richly deserve Olympic slot

The Kenya women’s sevens team, popularly known as the Lionesses were awarded an Olympic slot after South Africa who originally qualified, pulled out.

The 2015 Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Championships which doubled up as the Olympic qualifiers were held in Kempton Park South Africa On September 26-27. Kenya finished second behind South Africa. Only one automatic qualification slot is given to Africa. So South Africa qualified automatically and  Kenya as runners up were due to play in a repechage tournament with Kazahstan, China, Hong Kong, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Samoa, Cook Islands, Uruguay and Argentina for the final coveted place at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Kenya performed exceptionally well during the qualifier in South Africa, conceding only one try on their way to the final. The scores at the tournament were as follows:

 Pool A  Pool B
South Africa 57-0 Zambia
Zimbabwe 19-5  Uganda
South Africa 60-0  Namibia
Zimbabwe 37-0 Zambia
Uganda 17-7  Namibia
South Africa 33-0 Zimbabwe
Uganda 36-0  Zambia
Zimbabwe 33-12  Namibia
South Africa 39-0  Uganda
Namibia 15-10  Zambia
Kenya 46-7  Botswana
Tunisia 15-12  Madagascar
Kenya 52-0  Senegal
Tunisia 47-0  Botswana
Madagascar 14-5  Senegal
Kenya 19 -7  Tunisia
Madagascar 43-7 Botswana
Tunisia 40-0  Senegal
Kenya 33-0 Madagascar
Senegal 32-0  Botswana
Semi-Final

      South Africa 34-0  Tunisia
      Zimbabwe 0-39 Kenya

3rd/4th Place

  • Zimbabwe 0-33  Tunisia
Final

South Africa 31-5  Kenya

The convincing 19-7 win over Tunisia is notable and reflects the strides the Kenya Lioness has made in a short period. Tunisia has always been a difficult nut to crack. In fact during the qualifiers for the 2013 womens sevens world cup, it was Tunisia that ended Kenya’s hopes of qualifying by beating Kenya 14-10 in the final during a tournament held in Rabat Morocco.

During that same tournament, Kenya struggled to beat Senegal 7-0 in the semi-final. This time Kenya whitewashed Senegal by a score of 52-0. And Kenya’s 39-0 win against Zimbabwe is equally impressive. It is also worth noting that Uganda used to be streets ahead of Kenya in fact Uganda qualified for the 2009 womens sevens world cup ahead of Kenya.


Team Kenya celebrate after winning the 2014 Africa championships at Machakos stadium

Current Squad

Cynthia Camilla, Camilyne Oywayo, Rachel Mbogo, Sheila Chajira, Janet Awino, Celestine Masinde, Catherine Abila(Captain), Laventa Oguta, Irene Auma, Philadelphia Olando, Janet Okello, Linet Moraa, Sinauda Aura.

Coach: Mike Shamiah

 

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