Capricorn Eagles Gear Up for T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Uganda

As the cricketing world eagerly awaits, the spotlight turns to the vibrant landscapes of Uganda, set to
host the final leg of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier. Among the fierce contenders is
the Namibia National Women’s team, known as the Capricorn Eagles, who are poised to spread their
wings and make a mark on the global stage.
Scheduled to embark on their journey on December 6th, the Capricorn Eagles are gearing up for an
intense battle in Kampala, where the top two sides emerging triumphant will earn the coveted
opportunity to represent Africa in 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 December 9th 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 Squad: Irene van Zyl (c), Yasmeen Khan (vc), Sune Wittmann, Arrasta Diergaardt, Kyaleen Green, Mezerly Gorases, Sylvia Shihepo, Mekelaye Mwatile, Bianca Manuel, Saima Tuhadeleni, Edelle van Zyl, Naomi Benjamin, Victoria Shihepo

Management: Francois van der Merwe – Head coach, Gerhard Lotter – Assistant coach, Mamatha Maben – Consultant, Hestelle Spies – Manager, Carla Erasmus – Physio

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