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Team Nigeria departs for Kwibuka Women’s T20 International Tournament

Posted : 30 May 2024

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The Nigeria Cricket Federation has proudly unveiled the 14-player squad tasked with representing the nation at the prestigious Kwibuka Women’s T20 International Tournament, scheduled to be held from May 30th to June 8th, 2024.

This esteemed event holds profound significance as it serves as an annual commemoration of the victims of the Rwandan genocide, emphasizing themes of remembrance, unity, and reconciliation. Additionally, it provides a platform for women's cricket teams from across the globe to come together in a spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

At the helm of the Nigerian contingent stands the formidable Favour Eseigbe, whose wealth of experience and exceptional leadership qualities have earned her the honor of captaincy. Assisting her in steering the team towards success is the highly skilled vice-captain, Abigail Igbobie, whose tactical acumen and dedication to the sport are commendable.

One of the most noteworthy additions to the squad is the talented Anointed Akhigbe, whose inclusion marks her debut on the national stage. Akhigbe's remarkable skills and promising potential have earned her recognition and a coveted spot in the team, signifying the bright future of Nigerian cricket.

Joining Eseigbe, Igbobie, and Akhigbe are a host of other talented players, each bringing their unique strengths and abilities to the fore. Together, they form a cohesive unit poised to compete fiercely and uphold the honor of Nigerian cricket on the international stage.

The squad's preparation for the tournament has been meticulous and comprehensive, with rigorous training sessions, strategic planning, and team bonding activities aimed at fostering unity and cohesion among the players. Under the guidance of experienced coaches and support staff, the team is primed and ready to showcase their skills and make their mark at the Kwibuka Women’s T20 International Tournament.

As they embark on their journey to Kigali, the Nigerian squad carries with them the hopes and aspirations of a nation, determined to excel and bring glory to their country. With unwavering determination and a commitment to excellence, they are set to write a new chapter in the annals of Nigerian cricket, leaving an indelible impression on the global cricketing community.


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