Capricorn Eagles gear up for T20 World Cup Qualifiers

Didi Foerster in action for Namibia. Photo: Cricket Namibia

Namibia’s national women’s cricket team the Capricorn Eagles left for the Ugandan capital of Kampala yesterday to compete in the final leg of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier. 

The Capricorn Eagles are gearing up for an intense battle in Kampala, where the top two sides emerging triumphant will earn the opportunity to represent Africa at the global qualifiers. 

The stakes are high, and the road to the Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 in Bangladesh runs through the heart of Uganda. The eleven-day tournament, commencing on Saturday, 9 December and culminating on the 17th in the picturesque city of Entebbe, promises to be a thrilling display of cricket. 

The tournament features eight dynamic teams, divided into two groups, each eyeing the top spots for a chance to progress to the next stage. In Group A, the spotlight shines on Zimbabwe, the highest-ranked team in the competition, alongside Tanzania, Botswana, and Kenya. Group B, on the other hand, boasts a formidable lineup with Namibia (represented by the Capricorn Eagles), Nigeria, Rwanda, and the host nation, Uganda. 

The group stage battles will be fierce, as teams vie for supremacy, but only the top two from each group will secure a coveted spot in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in Dubai. 

The Capricorn Eagles, under the seasoned leadership of their captain Irene van Zyl, are leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for this prestigious event. 

The stage is set for the Capricorn Eagles and their counterparts to leave an indelible mark on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier. 

Namibia’s opening match is against Nigeria on Sunday, 10 December, followed by Uganda on 12 December, while their final group match is against Rwanda on 14 December. 

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