Kenya Lionesses will not take part in the final tournament of the Rugby Women’s Sevens Solidarity Camp, this after kenya Rugby Union recalled the team from the camp.
Lionesses entered the camp last week and featured in the first tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
The Union has made the decision to recall the team following the rise of COVID-19 cases in Tunisia which have seen the intensive care wards be filled, the Government has suspended school classes, imposed mandatory quarantine and extended a nightly curfew.
The Country is expected to have a one week lockdown as a way to deal with the cases. The Union says after consultations with the Rugby Africa,the Kenya Ministry of Sports,Culture and Heritage and the Tunisian Rugby Federation saw it fit to withdraw the Lionesses from the camp.
“Kenya Rugby Union has taken the decision to recall the Kenya Women’s National Sevens Team, The Lionesses, from the Rugby Africa Solidarity Camp in Tunisia in light of our state COVID 19 mitigation protocols,” reads a statement by KRU Honorary Secretary Ian Mugambi.
“The decision is based on advice from our medical team and was made after consultation with Rugby Africa,the Kenya Ministry of Sports,Culture and Hertiage and the Tunisian Rugby Federation.”
‘We extend our sincere graditude to Rugby Africa and the Tunisian Rugby Federation for facilitating this camp and hosting us.”
“It was a great opportunity to gauge ourselves against quality continental opposition and also exchange ideas on growing the women’s game on the continent.”
“We look forward to similar engagements in future.” the statement concludes.
The camp was to help qualified teams get ready for the Olympics or the Olympics Repechage.