Team Nigeria Optimistic Of Grabbing U-19 Cricket World Cup Ticket, Coach Says

Coach of the Under-19 Women’s National cricket team Onome Oghenekevwe says the team is optimistic of picking the World Cup ticket at the qualifiers in Botswana.

Report says that a total of nine countries will participate in the 10-day Africa qualifiers.

Only the winners of the qualification tournament will get the sole ticket to the maiden Under-19 Women’s Cricket World Cup in South Africa in January.

The coach said the team hopes to replicate the feat of their male counterparts who qualified Nigeria to its first-ever World Cup appearance in 2019.

Nigeria is expected to begin its campaign against Rwanda in the opening game of the tournament on Saturday, before facing Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania in Group A fixtures.