T20 qual­i­fier: Nige­ria must beat Ghana – Og­bimi

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nIGE­RIA must beat Ghana on Tues­day to top the stand­ings at the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil World T20 Sub-re­gional Qual­i­fier for Africa Zone `A’, team head coach Uthe Og­bimi has said, the News Agency of Nige­ria re­ports.

Nige­ria have al­ready se­cured vic­to­ries against Gam­bia and Sierra Leone at the qual­i­fiers to make it a com­plete dom­i­nance.

The event will see each of the par­tic­i­pat­ing four teams play each other twice for a to­tal of six matches at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in La­gos.

Og­bimi told NAN in Abuja on Mon­day that beat­ing Gam­bia and Sierra Leone had kept his team in high spir­its and ready for Ghana.

He said, “The team so far has been won­der­ful. The play­ers have been play­ing to in­struc­tions and a vic­tory against Ghana will keep us as favourites to win the qual­i­fiers.

“Ghana are a strong side but, thanks to the vic­to­ries against our ear­lier op­po­nents which have mo­ti­vated the team more, we look for­ward to a win to­mor­row.”

NAN re­ports that nige­ria are look­ing for­ward to earn­ing one of the avail­able two qual­i­fi­ca­tion slots.

It will earn them progress to the next round of the qual­i­fiers ahead of ICC World T20 in Aus­tralia 2020.

The qual­i­fiers, which be­gan on Satur­day, end on Satur­day.

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