Sports Ministry hosts Nigeria’s World Cup bound U-19 Cricket team

Nigeria’s Minister for Youths and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung received the Country’s  U-19 cricket team on Tuesday after their heroic display in Windhoek Namibia.

The team made history by qualifying the country for the ICC-19 World Cup in 2020 for the first time after defeating Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and host, Namibia.


The Young Yellow Greens returned to the shore of Nigeria on Monday and were hosted by the Country’s number one citizen on Sports who had earlier congratulated the team via press release.


Meanwhile, the Ogbimi Uthe who’s the Head Coach of the team, said that the next agenda is to prepare the team early enough for the World Cup, adding that they want to compete with the best.


“The next thing on our agenda is preparations for South Africa 2020, we don’t want to be there for participating sake but we want to compete as well. He told reporters at Muritala Mohammed Airport after the team’s arrival.

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