The Nigeria Cricket Federation is set to begin the senior Men’s camp in Lagos, Nigeria from the 22nd of April to the 3rd of May at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval. The camp is in preparation for the series of international engagements by the National and Under-19 side, scheduled in the 3rd and 4th quarter of the year. A 20 man squad selected from across the country has been drawn to resume camp on Wednesday 21st April 2021.


Over the last 2 months The NCF has engaged in domestic competitions that have given the Head Coach and High Performance Manager Asanka Gurusinha, the opportunity to select the top players from these tournaments. In January, the National Under-17 Championship was conducted in Benin City where the next generations of superstars were identified, In March; the national Men’s Championship was also held which had the best players in the country on display. The successful hosting of the National Sports Festival where Cricket featured 3 events for the first time also provided the opportunity for players to be identified for the big stage.

The President of the Federation Prof. Yahaya Adam Ukwenya expressed optimism at the purpose and timing of the camp “We expect to compete very well in these tournaments lined up and we want to start preparations early. The stakes are higher and a lot of investments have gone into this process especially with the facility constructions across the country, he said.


The Players in Camp is a blend of youth and experience with the crunch of the players from the World Cup Under-19, Under 17 players and national team. Familiar names in the squad include Chimezie Onwuzilike, Joshua Ayannaike, Sesan Adedeji, and Isaac Okpe. Others are Peter Aho, Sylvester Okpe, Runsewe Sulaimon, Samuel Mba.


Complete list of players invited.

  1. Eghosa Aghedo
  2. Lucky Itua
  3. Odion Isesele
  4. Peter Aho
  5. Prosper Useni
  6. Isaac Okpe
  7. Sylvester Okpe
  8. Abolarin Rasheed
  9. Samuel Mba
  10. Chimezie Onwuzilike
  11. Joshua Ayannaike
  12. Mustapha Yusuf
  13. Ovais yusuf
  14. Ridwan Abdukareem
  15. Taiwo Mohanmmed
  16. Segun Ogundipe
  17. Sesan Adedeji
  18. Elijah Olaleye
  19. Suleimon Runsewe
  20. Vincent Adewoye


The National Under-19 and National Women’s camp will commence immediately after the National Men’s camp. More information will be communicated accordingly.