Capricorn Eagles to soar in African Games debut 

Yasmeen Khan in action for Namibia. File photo

The Capricorn Eagles want to make their mark at the African Games hosted in Ghana from 7 to 13 March.

The historic tournament marks cricket’s grand entrance into the African Games, and Namibia’s women’s cricket team are looking forward to showcasing a good brand of cricket against formidable opponents from across the continent.

Placed in Group A, alongside South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria, the Eagles promised to deliver thrilling performances and compete for a spot in the final.

Group B features equally competitive teams, which include Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, ensuring a fiercely contested tournament.

With T20 International status awarded on the competition, the stakes are high, offering participating teams valuable ranking points.

The Capricorn Eagles currently rank 17th in the world.

Capricorn Eagles captain Irene van Zyl will not be part of the tour. Stepping into her shoes is Yasmeen Khan, a seasoned player who will lead the team in Ghana, while new talent has been added to the squad, enhancing the depth of the team line-up.

The Capricorn Eagles squad consists of the following players:

Yasmeen Khan (captain), Kayleen Green, Arrasta Diergardt, Wilka Mwatile, Mekelaye Mwatile, Mezerly !Gorases, Edelle van Zyl, Naomi Benjamin, Saima Tuhadeleni, Victoria Hamunyela, Didi Foerster, Leigh-Marie Visser, Rianie Esterhuizen, Bianca Manuel and Sylvia Shihepo.

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