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Cricket Namibia: The Capricorn Eagles expand to include the Under-19 women’s team

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Capricorn Group and its subsidiaries Capricorn Asset Management and Capricorn Private Wealth proudly announced the expansion of its sponsorship agreement with Cricket Namibia to include the Under-19 Women’s Cricket Team, further strengthening its commitment to developing women’s cricket in Namibia. This announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the Under 19 Capricorn Eagles series against Zimbabwe in Windhoek on 17 June. This sponsorship is in addition to Capricorn Group’s sponsorship of the Namibian National Women’s Cricket Team, known as the Capricorn Eagles.

Capricorn Group became the primary sponsor of Women’s Cricket in 2021. With the recent inclusion of the Under-19 team this sponsorship, to date, exceeds N$1,4 million in support of the development of Women’s Cricket. This demonstrates the Group’s dedication to nurturing young talent and promoting sportswomen at all levels.

Capricorn Group’s financial support enables Cricket Namibia to host festivals, training camps, and competitions, creating a supportive environment for the sport’s growth. Additionally, the Group contributes new equipment and essential resources for developing women’s cricket.

At the sponsorship announcement, Marlize Horn, Group Executive: Brand & Corporate Affairs, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “It is an honour for us at Capricorn Group to support the expansion of women’s cricket in Namibia by investing in the Under-19 team. Our continued support of women’s cricket in Namibia demonstrates Capricorn Group’s commitment to making a positive impact on our communities. We take pride in our Capricorn Eagles and are excited to be part of the journey to develop younger players.”

The Group acknowledges the outstanding achievements of the Capricorn Eagles, who have reached significant milestones, including a global ranking of 23rd and a top 3 position in Africa. The team’s participation in international tournaments highlights their ongoing success and potential.

Cricket Namibia CEO Johan Muller expressed gratitude to Capricorn Group for further showcasing their commitment to women’s cricket and, by virtue, women’s sport. “Cricket Namibia is extremely grateful for yet another area of support from Capricorn. They are official partners to our women’s side and have been the reason for us to be able to drive and focus on the women’s game, and they further that support with the Under 19 women’s team. This woman’s team will be known as the u19 Capricorn Eagles. They will play in the upcoming Qualifier and hopefully qualify for that 19 World Cup next year. We want to express our sincere thanks to them as a group and for their continuous support towards cricket and specifically women’s cricket in this country,”

Cricket Namibia’s leadership is being praised for its professionalism and clear vision in developing cricket across the country for both girls and boys, men and women. Capricorn Group looks forward to seeing continued growth in female participation and creating more opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.

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