Nigeria must beat Ghana on Tuesday to top the standings at the International Cricket Council World T20 Sub-Regional Qualifier for Africa Zone `A’, team head coach Uthe Ogbimi has said, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Nigeria have already secured victories against Gambia and Sierra Leone at the qualifiers to make it a complete dominance.
The event will see each of the participating four teams play each other twice for a total of six matches at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos.
Ogbimi told NAN in Abuja on Monday that beating Gambia and Sierra Leone had kept his team in high spirits and ready for Ghana.
He said, “The team so far has been wonderful. The players have been playing to instructions and a victory against Ghana will keep us as favourites to win the qualifiers.
“Ghana are a strong side but, thanks to the victories against our earlier opponents which have motivated the team more, we look forward to a win tomorrow.”
NAN reports that Nigeria are looking forward to earning one of the available two qualification slots.
It will earn them progress to the next round of the qualifiers ahead of ICC World T20 in Australia 2020.
The qualifiers, which began on Saturday, end on Saturday.