Kenya women’s rugby departs for Japan

The Kenya Lionesses have departed for Japan as they prepare to climatize for the Tokyo Olympics.

The draw for the Olympic Games has been released last week as the Kenyan women have been but in a tough Pool. Pool A consists of the New Zealand Black Ferns, Russia and Great Britain.

The Black Ferns would be the toughest competition in the women’s tournament as they are back with vengeance after losing to Australia in the Rio Olympic Games five years ago.

The 12  women’s teams are divided into three pools of four teams with defending gold medalists Australia to play USA, China and Japan; Rugby sevens set to thrill fans from 26-31 July at Tokyo Stadium, with the women’s games set to kick off on July 29.

Fans will have a blast as the second Olympic Games for rugby is set to kick off in days. With teams eager to get back in action after a long pandemic put a halt on Rugby Sevens.

The Kenyan women are set to join, France and Brazil who are already in Japan making final preparations for the Games.

The Tokyo Olympics will see two Asian teams for the first time after Japan qualified as hosts. China will be joining the Japanese women in the Olympic Games after an intriguing debut in the World Series pre-pandemic.

Kenya is set to make their second Olympic Games as they arrive Kasarani, Japan. Each team is based in a different city in the country to better protect teams and the nation from the Covid-19 virus.

It was recently announced that the Olympic Committee has took back the news of fans being able to watch the games, including 10,000 lucky fans for Rugby. This change of plan came after a worse strain of the Covid-19 virus has threatened the safety of the country.

Teams will stay in their designated cities as they follow strict Covid-19 protocols before flying into Tokyo for the opening ceremony.