At the U-19 World Cup, Nigeria won game two.

The ICC U19 World Cup Africa Division Two Qualifiers in Abuja are still in progress, and Nigeria has maintained her lead.

As well as defeating Botswana yesterday, the team coached by Daniel Gim also overcame Rwanda in the tournament’s first match on Friday. Nigeria has moved closer to fulfilling a second World Cup ambition thanks to the two wins.

Yesterday, Nigeria won the toss and decided to bowl in the match at the Cricket Pitch B at the MKO Abiola National Stadium.

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With a combined six wicket haul in only 11 overs, Elochukwu Ndububem and skipper Ridwan Kareem caused the most havoc against the Botswana team.

Botswana scored 56 runs before being bowled out in 24.2 overs, therefore the visiting team had to depend on Karabo Makwatse and Leungo Mosalaesi for a combined 36 runs in 25 balls.

With just the duo of Pam Paul and Selim Salam to depend on, a highly disciplined Nigerian team entered the game to chase down the goal. They won the match with 58 runs in 10.5 overs without losing any wickets.

In tomorrow’s last group B match, Nigeria will face Sierra Leone.

The top three teams from the current round of World Cup qualifiers, which has a total of six nations, advance to the next round.

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