The Nigeria Cricket Federation NCF,have announced the names of 14 players for the U-19 National Team (Junior Yellow Greens)
A statement from the Public Relation Officer of the federation,Musa Ehizoje stated that the 14 players were selected after 10 days of camping in Abuja.
“The U-19 National Team A.K.A (Junior Yellow Greens) has been in open camp for the last 10 days in Abuja. After a 5 series of 50 overs ODI matches, the Federation is pleased to inform the general public that a final Fourteen (14) man Squad have been selected to represent the country in the ICC U-19 world cup Africa qualifier Div. 2, taking place in Namibia from the 13th – 24th March 2019.
August 2018 in Potchefstroom, South Africa, Nigeria against all odds were crowned champions after defeating Ghana, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania and Sierra Leone to lift the ICC U-19 Africa Div.2 trophy.”Ehizoje stated in a statement.
Among the familiar names in this squad are, Olaleye Elijah, Runsewe Suleiman, Jimoh Abdulraman, and Peter Aho. However, 3 players have made the team for the first time with the most impressive inclusion being Akhere Isesele. The team will once again be led Sylvester Okpe as Captain.
Nigeria will do battle again against Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Namibia for a place in the ICC U-19 2020 World Cup in South Africa.
FINAL 14 MAN LIST TO REPRESENT THE COUNTRY INCLUDE;
1. EMMANUEL BONIFACE
2. AHO PETER
3. ABOLARIN RASHEED
4. TAIWO MOHAMMED
5. AUDU ISIAKA
6. IFEANYI UBOH
7. ISAAC DANLADI
8. SYLVESTER OKPE
9. JIMOH ABDULRAHMAN
10. ISESELE AKHERE
11. MIRACLE IKIAGHE
12. RUSENWE SULAIMON
13. OLALEYE ELIJAH
14. MBA SAMUEL
Date for closed camping will be released in due time.