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NCF Announces 25 Man High Performance Camp

December 13, 2020

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has released the names of the 25 Players who will go into a 1 Week High-Performance Camp to be led by newly appointed head coach, Asanka Gurusinha. This camping period follows the Intra-Squad Triangular Series that was played over the course of last week which involved 36 of the best players from around the country.
The players are expected to be put through their paces by Asanka and his assistants and the coach will hopefully get a closer look at the players who he has seen play only a handful of times.

Nigeria U-19s trio of Rasheed Abolarin, Jimoh Adulrahaman and Taiwo Mohammed shone like a million stars with the new ball. Left-arm seamer Taiwo particularly troubled batsmen and ended the series with an economy of 3.75

The dynamic Vincent Adewoye led the run-scorers charts followed closely and unsurprisingly by Sesan Adedeji and Skipper Josh Ayannaike. Daniel Gim, usually considered a more suitable fit for the longer format displayed good intelligence to get amongst the runs at a not too shabby strike rate

Conspicuously missing from the list is Seye Olympio whose time in the National Team seems to be well and truly over and Mustapha Yussuff who was unable to make it to camp due to other commitments. Segun Olayinka who last played for Nigeria about half a decade ago has been brought back into the fold.

Despite not making the final cut, the 11 players who have been left out must surely have enjoyed mixing it with the best in the country and will definitely be better for the experience.

The Final 25
1.) Joshua Ayannaike *
2.) Runsewe Sulaimon
3.) Daniel Ajekun
4.) Gashon Yusuf
5.) Sesan Adedeji
6.) Isaac Okpe
7.) Sylvester Okpe
8.) Chimezie Onwuzulike
9.) Vincent Adewoye
10.) Chima Akachukwu
11.) Jimoh Abdulrahman
12.) Daniel Gim
13.) Peter Aho
14.) Abolarin Abdulrashed
15.) Ifeanyi Uboh
16.) Taiwo Mohammed
17.) Leke Oyede
18.) Danladi Isaac
19.) Joel Joseph
20.) Elijah Olaleye
21.) Nzube Nwokike
22.) Boniface Emmanuel
23.) Akhere Isesele
24.) Olayinka Segun
25.) Odion Isesele

Images by Gbenga Ariyo and @photofactorystudio


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