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Lionesses beat Belgium in Dubai 7s opener

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Kenya Lionesses started on a high in Dubai 7s
Kenya Lionesses started on a high in Dubai 7s

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.

 

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