All You Need To Know about Kwibuka Women’s T20I Tournament 2024

Played since 2014 in remembrance of the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the annual ‘Kwibuka Twenty20 (T20) Tournament returns for its 10th edition, scheduled from May 30th to June 8th, 2024, in Rwanda. From squads and schedules to format and broadcasting details, including a brief tournament history, below is everything you need to know about the 2024 Kwibuka T20 Tournament.

Kwibuka Women's T20I Tournament 2024
Kwibuka Women’s T20I Tournament 2024

Tournament history:

Initially played as a five-match bilateral series between Rwanda and Uganda, the Kwibuka Tournament expanded to a tri-series in 2015. However, team participation remained limited to four or fewer in its first five seasons. Over the past nine editions, the tournament has featured teams from 10 African nations, as well as a team from Europe (Germany) and American (Brazil) regions.

Following an 8-team tournament in 2022, the highest number of participants to date, the 2024 edition will also feature 8 teams. Cameroon, Malawi, and Zimbabwe A are set to debut, expanding the total number of teams that have participated in the tournament to 15. Kenya, with 4 titles, is the most successful team in the tournament’s history and Uganda has also been a dominant force with 2 championship wins and 5 runner-up finishes. Tanzania has claimed the title twice, and defending champions Rwanda have won it once.

Format:

The tournament will follow a round-robin format, with each team scheduled to play against every other team once in the league stage. While the top team on the points table will advance directly to the final, the remaining six teams, based on their standings on the points table, will compete in playoff games for 3rd, 5th, and 7th places.

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Squads:

Rwanda – Marie Bimenyimana (C), Flora Irakoze (WK), Shakila Niyomuhoza, Alice Ikuzwe, Gisele Ishimwe, Merveille Uwase (WK), Geovanis Uwase, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Henriette Ishimwe, Rosette Shimwamana, Clarrisse Umutoniwase, Rosine Irera, Belise Murekatete

Kenya – Esther Wachira (C), Venasa Ooko, Veronica Abuga, Ann Wanjira, Jemimah Ndanu, Edith Waithaka, Lavendah Idambo, Flavia Odhiambo, Queentor Abel, Marion Juma, Judith Ogolla, Mercy Sifuna, Charity Muthoni (WK), Kelvia Ogola, Judith Ajiambo

Uganda – Janet Mbabazi (C), Rita Musamali, Consy Aweko, Kevin Awino, Stephanie Nampiina, Immaculate Nakisuyi, Sarah Walaza, Malisa Ariokot, Lorna Anyait, Patricia Timong, Akurut Asumin, Proscovia Alako, Jimia Muhammad, Immaculate Nandera

Nigeria – Favour Eseigbe (C), Abigail Igbobie (VC, WK), Shola Adekunle, Lucky Piety, Sarah Etim (WK), Peculiar Agboya, Victory Igbinedion, Christabel Chukwuonye, Annointed Akhigbe, Salome Sunday, Lillian Udeh, Usen Peace, Rachael Samson, Esther Sandy

Botswana – Tuelo Shadrack (C), Pako Mapotsane (VC), Wendy Moutswi, Merapelo Phiase, Onneile Keitsemang, Oratile Kgeresi, Entle Mmese, Goabilwe Matome, Amantle Letuba, Shameelah Mosweu, Kesego Inakale, Laura Mophakedi, Amantle Mokgotlhe, Aliya Motorwala

Cameroon – Michele Ekani (C, WK), Cathy Mbelel, Tchouabo Leslie, Madaleine Sissako, Olive Ranedoumoun, Elsa Kana, Edwige Guehoada, Jeanne Ngono, Manuella Aboui, Cynerah Mboe, Marguerite Bessala, Catherine Messina, Brenda Waluma, Sandra Nono

Malawi – Vanessa Phiri (C), Sugeni Kananji, Sophina Chinawa, Tricia Chabila, Ketrina Chingaipe, Nellie Gamaliyele, Praise Maziya, Tadala Mpandakwaya, Mercy Kudimba (WK), Lucy Malino, Triphonia Luka, Allinafe Alfonso, Lidia Dimba

Zimbabwe A – Chiedza Dhururu (C, WK), Olinder Chare, Buhlebenkosi Maposa, Vimbai Mutungwindu (WK), Kelis Ndhlovu, Fidelis Pemhiwa, Kudzai Chigora, Runyararo Pasipanodya, Loryn Phiri, Beloved Biza, Christine Mutasa, Passionate Munorwei, Michelle Mavunga, Lindrose Masina

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Schedule:

DATE MATCHES VENUE TIME (LOCAL)
30-May-24
Rwanda v Cameroon Gahanga A 9:15 AM
Zimbabwe A v Malawi Gahanga B 9:45 AM
Uganda v Botswana Gahanga A 1:15 PM
Nigeria v Kenya Gahanga B 1:45 PM
31-May-24
Kenya v Zimbabwe A Gahanga A 9:15 AM
Nigeria v Uganda Gahanga B 9:45 AM
Botswana v Cameroon Gahanga A 1:15 PM
Malawi v Rwanda Gahanga B 1:45 PM
01-Jun-24
Rwanda v Botswana Gahanga A 9:15 AM
Malawi v Kenya Gahanga B 9:45 AM
Cameroon v Nigeria Gahanga A 1:15 PM
Zimbabwe A v Uganda Gahanga B 1:45 PM
03-Jun-24
Uganda v Malawi Gahanga A 9:15 AM
Cameroon v Zimbabwe A Gahanga B 9:45 AM
Botswana v Nigeria Gahanga A 1:15 PM
Kenya v Rwanda Gahanga B 1:45 PM
04-Jun-24
Rwanda v Nigeria Gahanga A 9:15 AM
Kenya v Uganda Gahanga B 9:45 AM
Botswana v Zimbabwe A Gahanga A 1:15 PM
Malawi v Cameroon Gahanga B 1:45 PM
05-Jun-24
Cameroon v Kenya Gahanga A 9:15 AM
Malawi v Botswana Gahanga B 9:45 AM
Uganda v Rwanda Gahanga A 1:15 PM
Zimbabwe A v Nigeria Gahanga B 1:45 PM
07-Jun-24
Rwanda v Zimbabwe A Gahanga A 9:15 AM
Nigeria v Malawi Gahanga B 9:45 AM
Uganda v Cameroon Gahanga A 1:15 PM
Kenya v Botswana Gahanga B 1:45 PM
08-Jun-24
7th place playoff Gahanga A 9:15 AM
5th place playoff Gahanga B 9:45 AM
3rd place playoff Gahanga B 1:15 PM
Final Gahanga A 1:45 PM

Broadcast:

All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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