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‘We have high ambitions for our women team’: Muller

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Cricket Namibia Chief Executive Officer, Johan Muller said the national women cricket team has the potential to upset their opponents at the upcoming Kwibuka Tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.The 2021 Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament is a women’s cricket tou…

Cricket Namibia Chief Executive Officer, Johan Muller said the national women cricket team has the potential to upset their opponents at the upcoming Kwibuka Tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.

The 2021 Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament is a women’s cricket tournament which will be held in Rwanda from 06 to 12 June 2021.

Namibia will use the seventh edition of this annual competition as part of their preparation for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup qualifiers.

Speaking during the sending off ceremony that was held here on Wednesday, Muller said women sports all over the world finds it hard to get sponsorships, but the Capricorn Group has come on board to support women's cricket.

“Our team has really prepared well for this upcoming competition. We have high ambitions for this team while they are in Rwanda to do well, but at the same time we don’t want to put pressure on them,” he said.

The tournament will see nations such as Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda competing amongst each other.

Uganda are two-time champions while Kenya has won the competition on three occasions. Botswana, Namibia and Nigeria will be playing in the Kwibuka Tournament for the first time.

Speaking at the same event, Capricorn Group Brand and Corporate Affairs Executive Marlize Horn said female sport in Namibia has shown tremendous growth and they hope to not only grow enthusiasm, but increase female participation as well as create opportunities in a safe environment.

“We are very proud of the national women cricket team’s achievements of being ranked 23rd globally, third in Africa and in 2019 they were 13th on the ICC international scorecard. It's therefore an honour to become involved in women’s cricket in Namibia,” she said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency