Nigeria squad heads into training camp
Nigeria have put together a 23-man squad that will go into a training camp ahead of the ICC Africa Twenty20 Cricket League Division One tournament in Uganda. The group is dominated by the players who gained promotion into the World Cricket League Division Six in May, while former captain Dolapo Gafar is set to return to national duty after being included.
Cricket’s foothold in Nigeria was strengthened after they won Division Two of the African Twenty20 tournament, and the Division One competition is another step in their goal of qualifying for a World Twenty20 event.
The training group also includes Seun Odekwu, Endurance Ofem, Kunle Adegbola, Ademola Onikoyi, Segun Olayinka, Emmanuel Okwudili, Joshua Ogunlola, Jide Bejide, Seye Olympio, Ramit Gill, Tope Olayinka, and Osita Onwuzulike among others.
The camp, which resumed June 11, will continue until June 26. Nigeria’s first match of the Division One competition will be against Namibia in Kampala on July 9.
Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town