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Omoye Asika Makes her debut for Nigeria as Samantha, Agatha and Favor also makes the NCF final list

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The Nigeria Cricket Federation is pleased to announce the final list of the National Women’s team that will be representing the country in the return leg of the bilateral series between Nigeria and Rwanda from September 22nd to 30th in Kigali.

 

Following 3 weeks of intense camping in Lagos State where the NCF had invited 24 female cricketers to camp, the players were put through their paces  by the newly appointed coach Mr. Leonard Onome Oghenekevwe and also played a couple of trial matches. After two weeks, the players were pruned down to 19 with more games played and a final list of 14 players was announced.

 

The revelation over the last seven days in camp have exposed the depth of female talents in the country as 4 new players makes the list for the first time. Omoye Asika from Edo State, a left handed bating all rounder can be considered as the surprise package from the whole bunch. Salome Sunday from Akwa Ibom will be relishing the opportunity after a successful career at age grade cricket most notably winning the gold medal at the National Youth Games in Ilorin 2017. Kehinde Abdulquadri from Kwara State, arguably the most decorated young female player finally joins her twin sister in the team and Esther Sandy who also completes the quartet from Akwa Ibom state.

 

Long serving and experienced players like Samantha Agazuma and Agatha Obulor will lead the team  as Captain and Vice Captain respectively while Blessing Etim,  Fyneface Fate and Mary Desmond among others have also been included in the squad.

The camp closes on Sunday 18th to reconvene on Saturday 24 August 2019.

Final Team List

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

Standby
Sabbatina Izuaku

 

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