Celestine Masinde landed a brace as Kenya Lionesses, the national rugby women’s team started well at the 2021 World Rugby Women’s Cup qualifier with a win in the opening match.
the Felix Oloo led side crushed Madagascar 35-5 today in the opening fixture at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Masinde touched twice as captain Philadelphia Olando, Janet Okello, Diana Owino and Christabel Lindo touched down a try each with Irene Otieno managing a conversion and Janet Okello shot in a penalty.
The Lionesses, who led 17-5 at the break scored six tries, a conversion and penalty to triumph against Madagascar who managed a try.
South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar and Uganda will play each other in a round-robin league, with the winner qualifying for the World Cup planned for New Zealand
Kenya will in their next duel play Uganda, while Madagascar come up against hosts South Africa on Tuesday next week at Bosman Stadium.
Madagascar will take on Uganda and South Africa meet Kenya in the fixtures that will conclude the competition on August 17.