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Team profile: Nigeria

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 7:38 AM


Team profile: Nigeria
Nigeria in a group photo
Nigeria won the Pepsi ICC Africa Division 2 Trophy in Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2011 thus qualifying for the Pepsi ICC Africa Division 1 that was hosted by Uganda.

Little was known about Nigeria which clearly worked for them as it almost upset hosts Uganda in one of the games played. Nigeria will come into the tournament with a lot of confidence to cause some upsets after emerging fourth in the last tournament held in Uganda.

Nigeria was promoted from Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 7 to Division 6 after securing second position at the Pepsi ICC WCL Division 7 Tournament held in Gaborone, Botswana in May 2011. It is currently ranked 37th in ICC ODI Ranking.

Nigeria will place its hopes on all Rounders Kunle Adegbla, Jide Bejide and Seye Olympio to deliver the "Holy Grail" in its second appearance of the tournament.

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