The Kiwibuka tournament 2023 is about to get underway in Kigali, Rwanda, this year with five teams, all from the African continent. The series commences on Saturday June 10th and runs to the finals a week later on the 17th.
This wonderful tournament grows every year. The a key message for Kwibuka, “remember, unite, renew” and is a memorial tournament in remembrance of the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi people.
Last year’s winner was Tanzania but they are not in Kigali this year so the trophy is up for grabs for one of the five competing teams.
There will two grounds used for Kwibuka this year, the magnificent Gahanga Stadium and the Kicukiro Cricket Oval. Who will win? It’s wide open this year and Kwibuka always offers up some surprises.
Marie Bimenyimana (c), Sifa Ingabire, Alice Ikuzwe, Rosine Irera, Gisele Ishimwe, Henriette Ishimwe, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Belyse Murekatete, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Clarisse Uwase, Geovanis Uwase, Merveille Uwase, Sarah Uwera, Margueritte Vumiliya
Esther Wachira (c), Melvin Khagoitsa, Queentor Abel, Judith Ajiambo, Lavendah Idambo, Marion Juma, Charity Muthoni, Mary Mwangi, Lynz Nabwire, Monicah Ndhambi, Flavia Odhiambo, Kelvia Ogola, Venasa Ooko, Ann Wanjira
Concy Aweko (c), Prosscovia Alako, Irene Alumo, Lona Anyait, Evelyn Anyipo, Malisa Ariokot, Kevin Awino, Mohammed Jimia, Phiona Kulume, Patricia Malemikia, Janet Mbabazi, Rita Musamali, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Stephani Nampiina
Laura Mophakedi (c), Mercy Dipogiso, Onneile Keitsemang, Oratile Kgeresi, Pako Mapotsane, Goabilwe Matome, Thapelo Modise, Amantle Mokgotlhe, Shameelah Mosweu, Tebogo Motlhabaphuti, Merapelo Phiase, Florence Samanyika, Goitseone Setshwane, Tuelo Shadrack
Blessing Etim (c), Favour Eseigbe (vc), Rukayat Abdulrasak, Adeshola Adekunle, Peculiar Agboya, Omonye Asika, Sarah Etim, Abigail Igbobie, Agatha Obulor, Oseyende Omonkhobio, Lucky Piety, Rachael Samson, Esther Sandy, Salome Sunday