Nigeria’s Under 19 team has arrived India for a two-week training tour ahead of the World Cup Africa Division One qualifiers.
The 19-man contingent arrived on Wednesday and settled in Mumbai at the Omtex ICWC Cricket Institute.
The Team Manager, Joe Onoja, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, said the team would engage in five friendly games with club sides in the country.
“We have arrived and have rested well. We had already begun training and making use of the facility in the institute.
“This tour will give players the right exposure and training ahead of the Qualifiers in July.
“The weather here is hot, almost about the same we get in Nigeria, so the players are used to it and everything is going on fine,” Mr Onoja said.
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According to NAN, the squad will leave for Rwanda on 8 June for another round of training.
According to the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), Rwanda will help the team acclimatise with the weather conditions of East Africa, since the qualifiers will be hosted by Tanzania in July.
Meanwhile, Nigeria would join Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Kenya and Sierra Leone in the Qualifiers for a spot to the World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2024.
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