NCF ANNOUNCES FINAL SQUAD LIST FOR KWIBUKA WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN RWANDA
The Nigeria Women’s team AKA Female Yellow Greens is set to leave the shores of the country on the 9th of June 2023 to participate in the 9th edition of the Kwibuka International Women’s tournament in Kigali Rwanda. The team which will be making their 4th appearance in the tournament will look to continue their fine form in the tournament on the backdrop of the heroics in Nigeria where they were crowned Champions of the NCF Women’s international tournament earlier this year in Lagos.
Over the last 3 weeks, the ladies have been camped in Edo State at the high performance center where they have been 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 have been announced.
Longest serving and most experienced player Blessing Etim will lead the team as captain to be assisted by Favour Esiegbe as Vice Captain. Other familiar names include Salome Sunday, Lucky Piety, Rachael Samson, Agatha Uadiale to mention a few.
Oseyande Omokhiobhio and Omonye Asika return to the team after missing out during the Lagos tournament in March while bowling sensation Lillian Ude will not be on the flight to Kigali due to Academic responsibilities at this moment.
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
Nigeria will battle against Uganda, Kenya, Botswana and host Rwanda in the tournament scheduled to take place from the 10th – 18th of June 2023.