After edging Uganda in a friendly, Rwanda National Cricket Team captain Eric Dusingizimana has expressed confidence that Rwanda will shine in ICC Division 2 cricket tournament slated to take place from 15th – 20th April in South Africa.
Rwanda had two warm-up games with Uganda in T20 and 35 overs. Rwanda won the T20 and lost the 35 overs category.
Rwanda will be setting off for South Africa on 14th April and will play against Sierra Leone on 15th before facing Mozambique on 20th.
The winner in this tournament will qualify for ICC Division 1 which is comprised of big African cricket guns such as Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana and Tanzania.
“International friendlies are very important for any team that is vying for international competitions,” said Dusingizimana
He added that facing an experienced Ugandan side was good preparation for the very young Rwandan team with the likes of Orchide Tuyisenge and Eric Niyongabo.
Dusingizimana observed that playing and winning against Uganda has boosted the team . The team of 14 players include Fiston Nsengimana, Eric Hirwa, Eric Dusingizimana, Rorckide Tuyisenge, Evode Mutuyimana, Eric Niyomugabo, Gobi Sruthin, Freddy Ndayisenga, Bob Bashil Songa, Zoppy Bimenyimana, Samal Subashish, Derick Bayingana, Clinton Innocent Rubagumya, Don Dieu Mugisha, Charles Karasira, Shiva Samba, Ivan Mitali and Eric Ndangamyambi.