Mwanja pays tribute to Lionesses despite fourth place finish.


Kenya Lionesses head coach Dennis Mwanja has said he is hugely impressed with the output of his team, despite finishing fourth at the World Rugby Challenger Series in Chile over the weekend.

The Lionesses lost 22-15 to Japan in the semi-finals of the Challenger Series and also fell 31-5 to China during the paly-offs, with Christabel Lindo scoring the consolation try for Lionesses.

The Lionesses were in emphatic form in Chile, winning all their group matches against hosts Chile, China and continental rivals South Africa, before winning against Argentina in the quarters.

According to Coach Mwanja, the exposure his team picked from the tournament has been a morale booster and has built their determination to keep hunting for good results.

“They were so determined to get to the series, having faith that it would open doors for greater opportunities. When they lost, they did not lose lying down and this is a major take home.”

He added; “We are going to build on that energy going forward, we are going to continue working on our depth and skills. We have a lot of potential as this team is a mixture of youth and experience and I am looking at getting younger players involved as we get back to the basics and work on fine skills in the team. This will eventually enable us to be very competitive as we prepare for the Olympic qualifiers.”


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