Joy in Nigeria as Junior Yellow Greens Grab Maiden World Cup Ticket


Abundant jubilation trail the dominance of Nigeria’s U19 Cricket team at the African Division 1 Qualifiers as they defeated Sierra Leone by two runs to qualify for the 2020 ICC U-19 World Cup in South Africa.

The Junior Yellow Greens started the game on a winning note but had to deal with pressure from the Sierra Leone team all through the tensed encounter until Man of the Match, Peter Aho made a priceless 21 runs to gift Nigeria a hundred percent record in Namibia and a spot in their first World Cup.

Nigeria toppled all teams at the week-long qualifying series including tournament favorites, Uganda and host, Namibia.

Adams Ukwenya, the president of Nigeria Cricket Federation described the feat as the most cherished moment in Nigeria’s cricket history.

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“Our cricket has attained a new height that has never been reached and we are very happy for this achievement,” Ukwenya said.