By Musbau Rasak
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, on Friday, 6 December, 2019, received the World Cup-bound U-19 Cricket team in his office at the ministstry’s headquarters in Abuja.
The Minister urged the cricketers to be good ambassadors of the country and ensure they work for a collective victory for Nigeria and themselves.
“It is the first time Nigeria will be qualifying for the World Cup in 100 years. For two years, you have all made the sacrifice to train and qualify. We celebrate you all and we wish you best of luck in the competition proper. We are indeed very proud of you,” Dare said.
The cricketers will represent Nigeria at U-19 World Cup taking place in South Africa.