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25 Junior Yellow Greens Begin ICC World Cup Preparations

Nigeria’s national U-19 male cricket team (Junior Yellow Greens) has begun their final lap of preparation for next year ICC U-19 World Cup scheduled to hold in South Africa.

The Junior Yellow Greens, who defeated eight countries in two qualifying series to rewrite the history books of Nigeria’s Cricket,  are now poised for a biggest stage where they will show  the world that their qualification for the tournament wasn’t a fluke. 

As plans to ensure that the team excels at the global cricket showpiece, Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has invited 25 players to a two-week camping in Kaduna, starting from Monday, July 1, 2019 before heading to Abuja for close camping.

According to statement by NCF spokesperson, Musa Ehizoje Bodies, the Nigeria’s team will be engaged in a series of pre-tournament tours to adequately prepare them for the task of doing Nigeria proud.

‘The dates and venues of the tours will be announced as soon as plans have been concluded,” Bodies said in the statement.

Nigeria will have the chance to showcase what has been regarded as years of hard work, commitment, dedication and focus when they lock horns against giant cricket playing nations like India, Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand and the likes.

Last year, a relatively unknown Nigerian side left the shores of the country in a quest to gain promotion to division one and against all odds, qualified and became the revelation of the tournament.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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