Nigeria U-19 Cricket Team Maintain World Cup Qualification Hopes with Kenya Victory

Nigeria continued its winning streak at the Africa Qualifiers of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup after beating Kenya in its second match of the competition.

The Junior Yellow Greens shocked the spectators at Windhoek in their first game of the Qualifiers by outlasting hosts Namibia.

To ascertain their quality amidst other nations, they grabbed a 58 runs win over Kenya at the United Cricket Club Ground in Windhoek.

Nigeria will face Uganda’s U19 National Cricket team on Wednesday for their third game. In the other games, Tanzania will face Kenya, while host Namibia battle high-flying Sierra Leone.

The group is made of six (6) countries: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and hosts Namibia.

Uganda currently tops the group with the highest Net Run Rate of 1.42 after winning two games. Nigeria who have equally won two games have a Net Run Rate of 1.09 while Namibia and Sierra Leone are second and third placed respectively having recorded only a win.

So far, Kenya and Tanzania are yet to win a game.