By Philips Adefioye, Abuja
Nigeria’s Junior Yellow-Greens continues to show dominance at the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup Africa Division Two Qualifiers in Abuja.
The Daniel Gim tutored side defeated Rwanda in the opening game on Friday 30 September 2020, as well as Botswana on Sunday 2nd October, winning both games by 10 wickets.
The two victories have inched Nigeria closer to another World Cup dream.
Sunday’s game at the Cricket Pitch B of the MKO Abiola National Stadium saw Nigeria win the toss and elect to bowl.
Elochukwu Ndububem and captain Ridwan Kareem did most damage against the Botswana side, jointly taking out 6 wickets in 11 overs.
The visiting side needed to rely on Karabo Makwatse and Leungo Mosalaesi to put up 36 runs in 25 balls collectively to see Botswana score 56 runs all out in 24.2 overs.
A very disciplined Nigerian side came on to chase the target, relying only on the partnership of Pam Paul and Selim Salam to finish the game with 58 runs, no loss of wickets in 10.5 overs.
Nigeria will square up against Sierra Leone on Tuesday in their last final group B game.
A total of six teams are currently featuring in the qualifiers with the top three teams to progress to the next stage of the World Cup qualifiers.