Nigeria ready for Africa’s U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers

Nigeria ready for Africa’s U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifier tournament will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, over the next week, with a high standard of cricket anticipated.


Teams have arrived, and there is an air of anticipation for the first continental event of 2019. The tournament is expected to be a fiercely contested affair, thanks to some very good talent coming through the African structures.


Several of the players involved in the week have recently been involved in a placement programme in South Africa, plying their trade for various club sides.


The upshot off that were some fine individual performances, and those players involved will be looking to transfer those displays into a tournament that matters.



There is a liberal spread of young players who have already represented their senior national sides, so the battle for supremacy in Namibia is one that is expected to run all week.



Hosts Namibia gets the ball rolling on Sunday when they meet one of the fancied squads in the tournament, Nigeria. Uganda meets Kenya at WAP, while Tanzania and Sierra Leone contest the third match of the opening day at Trustco United.


Nigeria squad to the tournament:


Sylvester Okpe, Mohammed Taiwo, Sulaimon Runsewe, Isaac Danladi, Olayinka Olaleye, Miracle Ikaige, Abdulrahman Jimoh, Peter Aho, Shehu Audu, Emmanuel Boniface, Akhere Isesele, Rasheed Abolarin, Samuel Mba, Ifeanyichukwu Uboh.



Sunday 17 March


Wanderers – Namibia vs Nigeria


WAP – Kenya vs Uganda


Trustco United – Sierra Leone vs Tanzania


Monday 18 March


Wanderers – Uganda vs Sierra Leone


WAP – Tanzania vs Namibia


Trustco United – Nigeria vs Kenya



Tuesday 19 March


Reserve Day


Wednesday 20 March


Wanderers – Tanzania vs Kenya


WAP – Uganda vs Nigeria


Trustco United – Namibia vs Sierra Leone


Thursday 21 March


Wanderers – Nigeria vs Tanzania


WAP – Kenya vs Sierra Leone


Trustco United – Namibia vs Uganda



Friday 22 March


Rest or reserve day



Saturday 23 March


Wanderers – Kenya vs Namibia


WAP – Sierra Leone vs Nigeria


Trustco United – Uganda vs Tanzania

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