13th December, 2011
The Nigeriaâ€™s senior national women team will depart through Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, tomorrow for the Pepsi ICC- Africa T20 Womenâ€™s Tournament holding in Kampala, Uganda from 16-20 December.
This will be the first time a Nigerian women team will participate in an international tournament, a major milestone achieved by the Nigeria Cricket Federation, NCF.
The women cricketers have been in a five-day close camp at the University of Ibadan, preparing for the tournament under the supervision of coach Joseph Eshua and Okon Ukpong, the chairman of the technical committee of the NCF, who will also serve as the Team Manager. Mrs. Abimbola Olusola-Sowoolu, a member of the board of NCF will lead the delegation and also serve as the teamâ€™s chaperone.
The team comprise of Azeezat Adegboyega (Captain), Azuka Onwujiobi (Vice Captain), Hannah Ayoka, Modupe Ashafa, Blessing Etim, Ruth Ayannaike, Victoria Eyo, Mosunmola Job, Adetutu Oludare and Rashidat Tijani, Adepeju Adetoro, Oluwaseun Awonusi,Rukayat Owolabi and Samantha Agazuma.
They will be competing with their counterparts from Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Sierra-Leone.