Ahead of the ICC Under-19 Girls and Boys World Cup Africa qualifiers scheduled for September and October this year, the Edo State Cricket Association under the Chairmanship of Mr Uyi Akpata is sponsoring 10 players to the Elton Chigumbura Cricket academy in Zimbabwe.

5 players from the boys and 5 players from the girls team expected to represent Nigeria at the qualifiers will undergo 1 month of intensive high performance training during this period. The players include:


1. Prosper Useni
2. Selim Salau
3. David Abiebhode
4. Paul Pam
5. Solomon Chilemanya


1. Piety Lucky
2. Oseyande Omonkhobhio
3. Peculiar Agbonya
4. Victory Igbinedion
5. Divine Uranta.

2 coaches have been assigned to accompany the players namely Esewi Kingsley Guobadia and Azuka Onwujobi.