July 23, 2006

Nigeria

Nigeria a potential cricket nation

Will

Hoosain Ayub, the ICC development officer for Africa, has said that Nigeria has the potential to become a major power in the cricket world. Ayub gave a presentation entitled "Good governance and leadership create good cricket team" at the council of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) in the capital Abuja.

"All stakeholders and lovers of cricket must unite and work to turn Nigeria into a cricket giant not only in Africa but in the entire world," he said.

"Countries and regions like Uganda have made tremendous achievements in women's cricket and I believe Nigeria can make similar gains, if you take the proper steps."

He also advised them to seek for corporate funding to sponsor their programs rather than rely solely on funding from the ICC.

Full story at the Africa News Dimension.

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