In a Group B match at the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Women’s World Cup African qualifiers on Thursday, Uganda defeated Nigeria by six wickets.
Nigeria batted first in the game at the Entebbe Cricket Oval and scored 63/9 in 20 overs. Uganda responded by scoring 66/4 in 15 overs.
Consulate Aweko, the captain of Uganda and the player of the match winner, described the victory as a sweet one since it puts them ahead of their group and sets them up to play Tanzania in the semifinal.
“We must be at our best against Tanzania because that match means a lot to us as we target qualification for the World Cup,” said Aweko.
Speaking after the match Uganda’s head coach Lawrence Ssematimba said that he is happy with the team’s winning streak as they head into the semifinal. “It’s crucial to stay focused and execute our game plan effectively.”
Namibia defeated Rwanda by 11 runs in a close match on Thursday as well. In 20 overs, Rwanda scored 91/8, but Namibia scored 102/7 in the same amount of time.
Namibia will take on Zimbabwe in the other semifinal.
The top two teams will earn a spot in the worldwide qualifiers, which will take place in Dubai the following year. Bangladesh will serve as the 2024 ICC T20 Women’s World Cup host nation.