The Tanzania women’s team traveled to Kigali, Rwanda on the
17 th June to participate in the annual Kwibuka women’s T20
Bilateral series to mark Rwanda’s, 25 th year of remembrance for
victims of the genocide on 11 th April 1994. The word Kwibuka
means remembrance in Rwandese language.

The Tanzanian team arrived safely in Kigali by Rwanda airlines
and settled in at the Sanai suites located in Kigali at 08.00pm.
At 10.00am the Tanzanian team visited the memorable site in
Kigali joining hand with other East African participating teams,
Uganda and host Rwanda to remember all the lost souls of the
genocide with a minute silence followed by keeping flowers on
the mass graves.

Day 1 match. Tanzania v/s Uganda 09.30 am
Tanzania secures their first win against Uganda.
Monica Pascals 53 take Tanzania to a narrow victory.
Tanzania won the toss and elected to bat first. Skipper Fatuma
Kibasu and Monica Pascal open the innings for the Tanzanian
side. Skipper Fatuma Kibasu was caught behind in the 4 th over
leaving behind the Tanzanian score of 25/1. Monica Pascal was
joined by Hudaa Omary, but did last long after getting run out
in 7 th over with of31/2. Thereafter the Ugandan bowler Joyce
Mary Apio got three quick wicket of Neema Justine on a duck,
Perice Zakayo (4) and Tabu Omary(1) in 3 overs. Tanzania were
42/5 in 10 overs. It was Monica Pascal who made 53 runs of 53
balls taking their team final score to 113/9 in their 20 allotted
Monica Pascal was awarded the women of the match against

In defending a chase able score of 113 the Tanzanian opening
bowler Perice Zakayo put in an extra efforts to damage the top
order batting line of the Ugandan side taking 3 early wickets of
Mary Nyende(2), Damaline Musinge(7) and Rita
Musamali(16)leaving them with a score of 24/3 in the first
seven overs.

The Tanzanian left arm leg spinner Nuru Omary also gave the
Ugandan side a tough time by ripping through their middle
order taking 2 wickets in her 4 over spell. The Ugandan were
60/ 6 in the first 10 overs. The rest of the Ugandan batters
fought bravery to chase the Tanzanian score and ended up with
their final score of 108/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Tanzania
won narrowly by 5 runs.
Tanzania will play the underdogs Mali at 09.30 am.