Janet ‘Shebesh’ Okello, Lionesses Star, Optimistic for 2024 Challenger Series in Kenya – SportPesa Scores & News

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The Kenyan women’s rugby 7s team, known as the Lionesses, are gearing up for their first appearance in the World Rugby Series. They will begin their campaign on January 12, facing off against China and Czechia. Mexico will be their next opponent on January 13. One of the key players on the team, Janet Okello, is feeling confident ahead of the 2024 HSBC Challenger Series, which will take place in Dubai from January 12-14.

Okello, who is part of the 12-member squad traveling to Dubai, expressed her belief that the team is well-prepared for the upcoming games. She emphasized the importance of the team’s strong bond and how their recent residential camp at St. Andrews Turi helped strengthen their relationship. Okello currently plays for Pearls Women’s Rugby Football Club in Japan.

When discussing their opponents, Okello highlighted China as a formidable competitor. However, she expressed her confidence in the Lionesses’ ability to face any team in the tournament. The team’s first match will be against China on January 12 at 11:36 AM Kenyan time.

Janet Okello is one of the most successful players in the history of Kenyan women’s rugby. She participated in Kenya’s first Olympic edition in 2016 and holds numerous individual achievements, including being the first player to score a try for the Lionesses in the World Rugby Sevens and being the top try scorer in the 2015 and 2016 Kenya Rugby Union Women’s 10’s league.

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