Victoria Pearls Take on Kwibuka Challenge
By Our Reporter
The Uganda women’s national cricket team, Victoria Pearls head to Kigali Rwanda to take part in the 2022 edition of the Kwibuka Invitational tournament.
The team was flagged off today at the Lugogo sports complex in Kampala.
The Victoria Pearls withdrew from the 2021 edition at the last minute after being hit by Covid-19 but the team has been part of the Kwibuka since its maiden edition in 2014.
The Victoria Pearls have just returned from a successful tour of Nepal where they defeated the hosts 3-2, this victory moved them from 21st to 19th in the World rankings.
There are only two changes from the side that travelled to Nepal with Franklin Najjumba and Rita Nyagendo missing out, their replacements being Gloria Obukor and Naomi Kayondo. Gloria Obukor was the best batter in the womens T20 league and her inclusion is no surprise. Consy Aweko and Janet Mbabazi will be Captain and Vice-Captain for the team respectively.
“The Kwibuka is a tournament we take very serious especially because it has got T20i status, we have a developing team and the more we expose it to high level cricket the better will become when the qualifiers come around. This is the time we have had three international tours for the ladies and this is a commitment from us to help the Victoria Pearls scale great heights,” Martin Ondeko CEO Uganda Cricket Association.