Commonwealth Games: Shujaa, Lionesses ready for podium places

Kenya rugby national teams-Shujaa and Kenya Lionesses-will be seeking to win their maiden Commonwealth Games medal when rugby programme kicks off on Saturday in Gold Coast, Australia.

Shujaa who won silver at Hong Kong Sevens over the weekend, losing to Fiji will be in action same us Lionesses who lost to South Africa in the HSBC world rugby series qualifier in semifnal.

Africa Rugby Gold Cup, Shujaa, CapeTown7s, Innocent Simiyu, Oscar Ayodi (Captain), Oscar Ouma (Vice Captain), Nelson Oyoo, Willy Ambaka, Frank Wanyama, Eden Agero, Dan Sikuta, Brian Tanga, Samuel Oliech,  Herman Humwa, Jeff Oluoch, Samuel Muregi, Erick Ombasa,

Shiujaa has represented the country since 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while Lionesses are making their maiden appearances at the club games.

Kenya in Pool C will begin their campaign against Canada at 3.15am (EAT) on Saturday 14 April before taking on New Zealand at 7.17am and end pool matches against Zambia at 1.27pm the same day.

Pool leaders will qualify for the semifinal, staying in contention for the medals on offer.

With eight teams making it to Gold Coast, The Lionesses are in Pool A with New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

Lionesses will open the games against New Zealand at 9.53am on Friday before taking on Canada at 12.11pm the same day. They will complete their pool play against South Africa at 5.27am on Saturday with top two finish will earn them a semi-final qualification in the quest to keep their medal hopes alive.

Shujaa Commonwealth Games Fixtures

Saturday 14 April

3.15am Kenya vs Canada

7.17am Kenya vs New Zealand

1.27pm Kenya vs Zambia

Lionesses Commonwealth Games Fixtures

Friday 13 April

9.53am Kenya vs New Zealand

12.11pm Kenya vs Canada

Saturday 14 April

5.27am v South Africa

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