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Grace Adhiambo keen to have impactful effect after Kenya Lionesses return

After making a return to the Kenya Lionesses squad following months of absence, fly-half Grace Adhiambo is keen to have ‘an impactful effect to the team’.

The playmaker has been away from the team due to school commitments but now she is fully back for action.

Grace is glad to be back to the team and cannot wait to represent the country together with her teammates in the upcoming tournaments.

“It’s a great feeling being back in the team, I had really missed my teammates and being back in the set up is something I have been really looking forward to,” Grace told KRU.

“I hope to have an impact effect on the team when we face Tunisia and Madagascar in the next two weekends,” She added

Speaking on Grace’s selection, Kenya Lionesses coach Felix Oloo said the player made the cut after coming second in their profiling system.

“We have a profiling system that helps us rank players based on their positions, the flyhalf position has three players, Sarah Oluche, Grace Adhiambo, and Ann Gorety. After evaluating their skills, Sarah was first, Grace second and Gorety third. So the first two players in this position made the cut,” he said.

Grace was part of the 7s squad that helped Kenya qualify Tokyo Olympics in 2019. She also featured in the 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s 15s and Elgon Cup.

Kenya will join Madagascar and hosts Tunisia will also be part of the camp set for Tunis at the Maison du Rugby.

The camp will help qualified teams get ready for the Olympics or the Olympics Repechage.

The teams will play a tournament on 1st and 2nd May while the second tournament will take place on 7th and 8th May.

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