The Nigeria Cricket Federation have successfully participated in the 2 batches on the ICC Africa level (1) Facilitator Training in coaching and umpiring.

The Training which is an initiative of ICC Africa, is designed to improve and advance the education of coaches and umpires in Africa.

The first batch of the training took place from the 1st to 5th of May while the second batch took place from the 7th to 12th May.


First Batch

Musa Cyril, Assistant National Female Team Coach /head coach, Edo State Cricket association and Agbonwanaegbe Nosa, Umpire, Edo State, were the first set to attend the first batch of the training. Both participant were sponsored by the Edo State Cricket Association.


Second Batch

Obruthe Clive Ogbimi, National Male Senior Team, Enesi Dahiru, Technical Representative (NCF) Board and Ovie Osuaso, National Team Player and Coach, Edo State were the Country’s representatives in the second batch.

Obruthe Clive Ogbimi and Enesi Dahiru were sponsored by the Nigeri Cricket Federation and Ovie Osuaso was sponsored by Edo State Cricket Association.


Outline of the areas of learning were as follows..
Monday 7th May
Facilitators Training
Theory and practical
Anton Ferreira
Gift Maths
Coach Education Managers
Cricket South Africa
Tuesday 8th May
Assessor Training
8 step assessment process
Anton Ferreira
Gifte Mathe
Wed 9th May
CSA Level 1 Coaching Course
Spirit of Cricket- Anton Ferreira
Coaching Fundamentals- Dumile Skade
Fielding. Joleen Campher( PhD ..Wicket Keeping)
Wicket keeping- Joleen Campher
Thursday 10th 
Coaching Environment. Sibonelo Ngcobo
Net Organization- Sibonelo
Bowling,– Dumile Skade
Batting,,– Chris Cardoso
Friday 11th May
Basic laws of Cricket.– Brad
Teaching methods– Sibonelo
Captaincy/ Coaching Relationship – Dumile
Long Term Participants Development
Gifts Mathe
The overall layout of the courses and resource materials received very helpful.
Cricket equipment were handed to us for Coaching development program in our countries.





The course:

The course, handled by Mr. Stephen Harris and Mr. Brad White focused on
principles of Basic Umpiring, knowledge of the laws of cricket, application of the
laws of Cricket, and practical drills.

Laws and application of the laws of Cricket:

The first three days was used by the facilitators to explain the 42 laws and how they
are applied in real situations. It was exciting, how the laws were explained in
relations to some scenarios.
A lot of questions were asked, and explanations given.

Presentations Skills:

All candidates were given topics or laws on the fourth day to
present to the class. The objective was to assess the candidate’s presentation skills.
The Nigerian representative, Mr. Enesi A.H presented law 30 (Batsman out
of his/her ground)

On the fifth day, a mock match was organized and umpires were taught;
– Toss taking
– Umpires positioning
– Umpires communication
– Umpires and scorers/grounds men coordination

On the Sixth day, the level one umpiring facilitator’s course examination was

The Two hour examination was online and bothers on some real game



Representatives departed on day 7.