Kwibuka Tournament: Namibia Edge Nigeria


Kwibuka Tournament: Namibia Edge Nigeria

By Sampson Adedeji

The hope of Nigeria Women cricket team of winning this year edition of Kwibuka invitational tournament in Kigali suffered a major has suffered a shocking defeat to debutant Namibia, reports.

Nigeria captain Samanthan Agazuma (7 runs off 11 balls) and Joy Efosa (7 runs off 22 balls) top scoring.

After the power play, scoring even became tougher for the western Africans as Namibia captain Irene van Zyl introduced the dynamic pair of medium pacer Sylvia Shihepo and off spinner Victoria Hamunyela into the attack.

Shihepo’s good control saw her claim 2 wickets for 4 runs in her 3-over spell, but it was Wamunyela that was more menacing with career-best figures of 4 wickets for 8 runs in 4 overs.

Efosa was the brightest prospect for Nigeria with the ball – snaring two consolation wickets – as Namibia raced home in 9.2 overs with 58 balls to spare.

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