Ahead of it’s 4th appearance at the Kwibuka International Women’s tournament, a list of 14-ladies to represent Nigeria has been named.
Nigeria’s Women Cricket team nicknamed the ‘ Female Yellow Greens ‘ will depart for the tournament on Friday June 9, 2023.
The team will participate at the 9th edition of the Kwibuka International Women’s tournament to be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.
On the list of players to Rwanda are longest serving and most experienced female Cricket player Blessing Etim who will lead the team as captain to be supported by Favour Esiegbe as Vice Captain.
Other notable names on the list are Salome Sunday, Lucky Piety, Rachael Samson and Agatha Obulor.
Oseyande Omokhiobhio and Omonye Asika returns to the team after missing the Nigeria Cricket Federation Women’s International tournament in March, while bowling sensation Lillian Ude will not be on the flight to Kigali due to Academic engagements.
Nigeria will be making a 4th appearance in the Cricket tournament and will look to continue their fine form from being crowned Champions of the NCF Women’s International tournament earlier this year in Lagos.
In preparation, Nigeria Cricket Federation camped the Female Green Yellows in Edo State at the high performance center where the players have were put through their paces in preparation for the tournament.
18 players were invited to camp and after a regime of batting, bowling and fielding drills coupled with series of friendly matches, a final 14 squad list will proceed to the tournament in Kigali.
FINAL LIST OF 14 PLAYERS FOR NIGERIA
1. Blessing Etim (Captain)
2. Favour Eseigbe (V.Captain)
3. Esther Sandy
4. Salome Sunday
5. Lucky Piety
6. Agatha Obulor
7. Omonye Asika
8. Oseyande Omonkhobhio
9. Adekunle Adeshola
10. Abigail Igbobie
11. Sarah Etim
12. Rukayat Abdulrasaq
13. Racheal Samson
14. Peculier Agboya
At the tournament, Nigeria will battle Uganda, Kenya, Botswana and host Rwanda in the Kwibuka International Women’s tournament scheduled to take place from the 10th – 18th of June 2023.
In a related development, the Nigeria Cricket Federation has appointed Sarah Bhakita Wetoto former Kenya International and Vice-Captain as a batting consultant and mentor to the female National teams.