By Victor Kanayo
Ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup-Africa Division 2 qualifier, Nigeria’s group opponent Rwanda has released the list of players for the tournament.
The last qualifying round in 2022 takes place from September 30 to October 8, 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
It will bring together eight countries namely; Nigeria, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.
The team head coach Martin Suji on Thursday night announced the list of 14 players that will arrive in the country on September 28.
According to the Group B fixture schedule, Rwanda will play their opening game against Nigeria on October 1 and Sierra Leone on October 3 before concluding their group stage fixtures against Botswana on October 5.
Two teams from each group will progress to the semi-finals slated for October 7 to decide the finalists that will lock horns on October 8.
Heritage Times HT reports that the two finalists in this round, plus the third-placed team, will qualify to compete at the Africa Qualifier in 2023, where they will be joined by Namibia, Tanzania, and Uganda, who have already entered the qualification pathway.