ICC T20: Tanzania see off Ghana

TANZANIA has continued its winning spree in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub-Regional Group B Qualifiers after beating Ghana by four wickets at Gahanga International Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.

That was the second consecutive victory for the brave Tanzanians. They also stunned Sierra Leone in the curtain raiser match.

Hundreds of spectators who were at the venue were treated to an entertaining match that saw each side enjoying an upper hand in their respective innings.

However, it was the Tanzanian team that dominated most of the thrilling game, particularly the inning of Ivan Ismail’s sensational half century off just 18 balls which took the game away from Ghana completely.

Kassim Nassoro, one of the best ever country’s batsmen contributed as little as 17 runs with team captain Abhik Patwa complementing 14 others from 16 balls he committed.

“What is more important is that we have won yet another tough match in our fixture,” said Nassoro.

The team’s head coach Kenyan Jimmy Kamande also lauded the local boys for their stunning results despite admitting that it is a tough affair.

“Winning has always been our first priority and we are glad that we have managed to maintain what we did before against Sierra Leone,” said Kamande, a former Kenya national team player with World Cup experience.

After playing Ghana today, the Tanzanians were late in the evening yesterday expected to play against Mozambique.

The fixture shows that the boys will confront Eswatini today in the morning  before facing Gambia later in the same day.

Other matches on their fixture will be against Nigeria and Cameroon on December 8 and 9, respectively.

Tanzania has regularly participated in the regional qualifiers, making a positive participation despite its failure to win the title.

But this time around, they are determined to win the prestigious title, thanks for the efforts and initiatives made by the Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) to make sure that they stamp wins in the international events.

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