… U-19 national coach says Land of the Brave can dominate SADC
By John Tuerijama
NATIONAL U-19 women’s cricket head coach and women’s senior team assistant coach, Pakistan-born Tuqeer Raza, says that Namibia has the potential and natural talent to surpass countries like South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique, if its development programmes at grassroots level are run professionally.
Raza, who apart from the national coaching responsibilities also plays for the Zebras Cricket Club as an opening batsman and fast bowler, told Confidente during a recent interview that women’s cricket has already been introduced in five of the country’s 14 regions, while expressing optimism about the growth of the sport. Born in 1987, Raza, who played for the Pakistan U-19 team, said that Namibia can become a force to be reckoned with in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), if a proper investment is made into the development of the sport.
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