General news

T20 Cricket Tourney: Nigeria, again succumbs to Namibia, lose by 91 runs



T20 Cricket Tourney: Nigeria, again succumbs to Namibia, lose by 91 runs

By Ijeoma Okigbo

Nigeria, once again , succumb to one of Africa’s top women’s cricket teams, Namibia, in the semi-finals of the Kwibuka T20 cricket tournament in Rwanda.

Nigeria lost by 91 points at the Gahanga International Stadium in Kigali on Friday after losing eight wickets to the same team on Monday.

The West African team put in an impressive performance Thursday against Botswana, winning by three wickets but could not maintain the same fighting spirit against the International Cricket Council (ICC) ranked 23rd team.

Namibia won the draw and chose to line up.

They scored 156 points for the two loss in 20 overs. Excellent performance from Yasmeen Khan of which 78 runs on 53 balls, including four limit strokes and two limit strokes.

Teammate Kayleen-Ann Green also recorded 29 points on 25 balls to help bring home more points for the Southern African team.

Meanwhile, Namibians Sylvia Shihepo and Victoria Hamunyela limited Nigeria’s chances of scoring points, as both contributed to the exit of four wickets, two each.

Their defensive ability showed no mercy as 41st-ranked Nigeria struggled to finish with 65 points for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs.

Namibia will wait for the winner of the second semi-final match between Kenya and Rwanda, to determine their opponent for Saturday’s finals. (NAA)


Short Link:


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @

Recent Posts

Qatar Airways will operate double daily flights to Lagos AMCOW launches African Sanitation Policy Guidelines Character Assassination: Seven Action Points Required Mastercard Foundation Appoints Robin Washington to Board of Directors The cloud as a tool to create certainty Role of media in achieving migration goals crucial – IOM BitDAO will save 230 million dollars to launch two major DAOs in the world Thales appoints Gregory Ligny vice president for Africa Flood: Okowa appeals to Warri/Effurun residents for patience Row over plans for new royal yacht in Britain European shares set to follow Wall Street higher on Tuesday Troops arrest suspected bandit in possession of military kits – Army Ogun Govt. identifies data as tool for proper health planning Philippine leader threatens jail for those who refuse vaccine jabs Re-appointment of Guterres, a vote of confidence – UN deputy chief Brazil: Officer convicted for crimes under military dictatorship Philippines’ Duterte lashes out at ICC over drug war probe Almost 11,000 migrants waiting for visas to join family in Germany Grave violations against children in conflict remain ‘alarmingly high’- UN Insurgency: Zulum urges resumption of Naval operations in Baga NYSC organises free medical outreach for Lagos residents NYSC medical outreach benefits 2m Nigerians — DG Chadian activist seeks Nigeria’s support to restore peace in his country Osinbajo rallies youths on active engagement in politics LASG gives 3-day ultimatum to property owners encroaching on canals Patricide: We’ll rely on advice from DPP – Police We are supporting states to intensify cholera outbreak response – NCDC By Abujah Racheal Widow of slain Oyo journalist wants killers brought to justice Buhari appoints Ekpungu EFCC Secretary, names board members Gunmen kill ATM customer in Ibadan Makinde inaugurates Oyo Security Network board, Amotekun corps Nigerian army dismisses video of soldiers mutilating suspect Anambra 2021: PDP NWC meets stakeholders, sues for unity FG pays N10b to 1m beneficiaries every 2 months -Coordinator COVID-19: Union urges Nigerians in S/Africa to obey new lockdown rules COVID-19: World Bank, AU partner to support vaccination for 400m Africans President Buhari reassures commitment to tackle insecurity Verification: customs threatens to detain defaulting airplanes Niger to support special squad to rescue Islamiyyah children Association hails FG’s agric intervention programmes $430m Enugu-Cameroon highway to be completed before 2021 end – AfDB U.S. ready to meet N. Korean officials ‘anywhere, anytime’ – Envoy Rural Entrepreneurship: Agency empowers 200 women, youths in FCT Alleged sexual assault: Baba Ijesha to be arraigned on June 24 Yoga practice best under supervision to prevent complications – Physician My faith in young generation unshakable — Aisha Buhari Court remands man for allegedly beating woman to death NYSC offers free medical services to 2 million rural dwellers 46th Birthday reflections by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State – Full Speech Iranian nuclear power plant shut for technical reasons