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Girls’ annual cricket festival underway at Outjo

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A three-day annual cricket festival for girls under 13 and 15 years is underway at Outjo in the Kunene Region.The festival was officially opened by the Outjo Constituency councillor, Johannes Antsino on Thursday morning at the Outjo Sports Stadium in t…

A three-day annual cricket festival for girls under 13 and 15 years is underway at Outjo in the Kunene Region.

The festival was officially opened by the Outjo Constituency councillor, Johannes Antsino on Thursday morning at the Outjo Sports Stadium in the presence of Cricket Namibia’s head coach, Francois van der Merwe.

A total of 90 girls from Walvis Bay, Kamanjab and Outjo are participating in the tournament.

Cricket regional development officer, Wilhelm Tuhafeni in an interview with Nampa at the event expressed satisfaction with the quality of games being played at the Venue A and B fields.

“The six teams compete against each other from Thursday until Saturday afternoon when the winners will be announced and rewarded with trophies and medals,” he said.

Van der Merwe on his part said the girls are promising to be the future players of the national women’s cricket team, adding that his office would therefore pledge its total commitment to their development.

“I have already spotted a few of them who need to be promoted to the national team. They are fast and have power,” he said.

The 14-year-old Sela Shiimi from the Walvis Bay team said she is enjoying the competition even though she is struggling to score.

Nemati Somaes, 14, plays for the Outjo cricket team and hopes her team as the host, wins the tournament.

Source: Namibia Press Agency