Nigeria’s female cricket team will on Tuesday look for ways to go back to winning ways when they take on Kenya in the proceeding Kwibuka T20 tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.
It will be noted that the Nigerian side on Sunday afternoon lost to Namibia by 8 wickets on the first day of the tournament.
Nigeria girls led by Captain Samantha Agazuma crumbled under the bowling weight of the tournament second-best team Namibia, as they could only gather 52 runs in 20 overs.
Though the Nigerian girls played out their overs, Namibia’s bowler, Victoria Hamunyela took four wickets to help her side bring the African giants to her knees.
However, in the second innings, Joy Efosa attempted to revenge the Namibia batsmen by taking 2 wickets but her effort was late as Namibia’s first four batters made an easy chase on Nigeria’s cheap 52 runs scored.
Adri van der Merwe easily scored 13 runs off before Efosa delivered the deadly blow but Juriene Diergaargt cruise to 26 runs off 27 balls not out as they made a walkover to victory.
The five African countries taking part in the tournament will use the opportunity to sharpen their preparation for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers coming up in September 2021 in Botswana.
Uganda pulled out of the competition late because of the COVID-19 case. The five teams taking part including 2-time champions, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Botswana, and host Rwanda.
Nigeria’s youngsters like Lucky Piety and Salome Sunday are expected to shine as the tournament advances till 12th June 2021.