In a historic encounter at the 13th African Games, the Nigeria Women’s Cricket Team secured a remarkable 55-run victory against Namibia, showcasing their growing prowess in the international cricket scene.

Despite Namibia’s higher ranking at 17th in the world women’s T20, a notable 12 spots above Nigeria’s 29th position, the Female YellowGreens delivered a commanding performance that defied rankings. Opting to bat first, Nigeria posted a competitive total of 111 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Salome Sunday’s impressive innings of 40 runs off 36 balls played a crucial role in setting up the challenging target.

The bowlers, led by Player of the Match Usen Peace, then exhibited exceptional skills as Namibia struggled to chase down the target, crumbling in 18.4 overs scoring 56 runs. Usen Peace’s outstanding bowling figures of 3 runs for 5 wickets in 4 overs played a pivotal role in securing the historic win.

This victory propels Nigeria to the top of the table with 3 points after 2 games, setting the stage for a crucial clash against South Africa in two days. The Female YellowGreens have not only made history but also signalled their intent to compete at the highest level in women’s T20 cricket.