Kenya Lionesses finish second in Africa Cup 7s
By Eric Njiru | Sun 18 Sep, 2016 18:36

Kenya Lionesses bagged Silver in the Women's Africa Cup after losing 22-17 to South Africa in the Cup final at the Police Grounds - Harare, Zimbabwe on Sunday 18 September, 2016. 

The Kevin Wambua coached side took a 10-7 lead at the break in the nail biting affair that was even at 17-17 all before the Lady Blitzbokkes sealed the win to beat their Kenyan counterparts for a third straight year, in a third venue, for a fourth straight title.

Making it through

South Africa beat the Lionesses 14-10 in the 2014 final in Machakos, Kenya and won 31-5 in the final of 2015.

South Africa booked a place in their fourth straight final with a 29-5 win over Uganda and were followed in by the Lionesses who rode on a 12-5 half time lead to register a comprehensive 31-5 beating of host Zimbabwe. 

Prior to the final, Zimbabwe finished third after seeing off Uganda 24-10 win in the losers final.

The Lionesses came through day one with straight wins over Madagascar, Uganda and Tunisia. 

Last year, in the contest that doubled up as Olympic qualifiers, Lionesses had no answer for the host team South Africato originally miss out on a place at the Olympics - before fortuitously making it through after their foes pulled out. 

Final
Kenya Lionesses 17 South Africa 22

Playoffs
Zimbabwe 24 Uganda 10

Semis
Kenya 31 Zimbabwe 5
South Africa 29 Uganda 5

Pool B
KEN 17-12 TUN
UGA 12-10 MAD
KEN 40-0 MAD
UGA 17-12 TUN
KEN 36-4 UGA 
TUN 22-15 MAD

Pool A
RSA 21-7 ZIM 
NAM 7-22 SEN 
RSA 39-0 SEN 
NAM 0-31 ZIM 
RSA 39-0 NAM
SEN 0-22 ZIM

Eric Njiru
eric@ragahouse.com 0726205521
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