Nigeria women to tour Rwanda for return leg of bilateral T20I series

Rwanda Women
The Rwanda team celebrate (Denis Musali)

Rwanda Cricket Association will host the Nigeria women for a five match T20 series at the majestic Gahanga Cricket Stadium from September 4-7. It will serve as the return leg between the two sides that saw corresponding fixtures played at the new facility in the Nigerian capital Abuja during January this year, as the two emerging African nations take advantage of universal T20 International status to get invaluable match practice while also fighting out for ranking points on the global table.

Both nations took part in the recent World Cup T20 qualifiers in Zimbabwe and gave a good account of themselves. Pitted in the same Group A, Rwanda won the single contest between them but Nigeria was able to pick up a victory against fellow newcomers Mozambique.

Nigeria named a 14-strong squad to represent them on the tour which includes exciting twins Taiwo and Kehinde Abdulquari. The side is led by the experienced pair of Samatha Agazuma and Agatha Obulor as Captain and Vice-Captain respectively.

Rwanda has selected a very young side that will be led by Sarah Uwera as Captain and also includes World Record holder Cathie Umahoro. 

Like they did in the Abuja earlier in 2019 the sides will compete in five T20s and Rwanda will hope to turn around the 3-2 result that went Nigeria’s way during that series. All matches will be played at the iconic Gahanga Stadium.

Two games each will be played on the 4th & 6th, and the 7th will host the final match.

The Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Rwanda


  1. Samantha Agazuma (C)
  2. Agatha Obulor (V.C)
  3. Blessing Etim
  4. Mary Desmond
  5. Rachael Samson
  6. Taiwo Abdulquari
  7. Salome Sunday
  8. Kehinde Abdulquari
  9. Shakirat Oyewole (WK)
  10. Esther Sandy
  11. Blessing Frank
  12. Favour Eseigbe
  13. Omonye Asika
  14. Fyneface Fate


  1. Sarah Uwera (C/Wk)
  2. Gisele Ishimwe
  3. Henriette Ishimwe
  4. Sifa Ingabire
  5. Alice Ikuzwe
  6. Josiane Nyirandikumeza
  7. Ishimwe Dusabemungu
  8. Neema Micheline
  9. Immaculate Muhawenimana
  10. Cathia Uwamahoro
  11. Divine Igihozo
  12. Belyse Murekatete
  13. Margueritte Vumiliya
  14. Delphine Mukarurangwa



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