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Lionesses lose bronze to Tribe in Dubai 7s

Kenya Lionesses taking on Belgium in Dubai Sevens.PHOTO/KRU
Kenya Lionesses taking on Belgium in Dubai Sevens.PHOTO/KRU

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 2 – The national women’s sevens team lost 17-10 to Tibe in the bronze match at the Dubai Sevens International Invitational Category on Friday.

The Kenya Lionesses reached the bronze play-off after a sudden death 17-12 semifinal loss to Belgium.

Kevin Wambua’s charges were left playing catch up in this fixture, finding themselves 12-0 down inside the opening three minutes.

They would breach the Belgian try line, Janet Okello landing the opening try but Janet Owino inexplicablt missed the center post conversion.

Celestine Masinde would soon add a second try, Owino tying the score with a conversion on the stroke of half time.

The second half was barren and error strewn despite the Lionesses putting Belgium on the ropes.

They were left rueing their missed chances when the Belgians, in a rare spell of possession midway through the first half of extra, capitalized on indecisive defending from Kenya to score and book a berth in the final against Samurai.