NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1 – The national women’s sevens team started their Dubai 7s campaign with a 17-12 win over Belgium in Pool B on Thursday afternoon.
It was a closely fought contest but the Kenya Lionesses managed to squeeze through and start on a high.
Skipper Philadelphia Olando unconverted effort gave the Lionesses a 5-0 lead before the Belgians briefly led the Kenyans with a converted effort.
It took a turn of speed from Janet Okello to touch down and give the Lionesses the lead with Janet Owino adding the conversion for a 12-7 lead at the break.
Okello’s second try in mid second half saw the Lionesses go 17-7 up, Belgium landing at the death, an inconsequential touchdown as the Kenyans started their campaign on a winning note.