Nigeria Cricket Federation, NCF has released the names of invited players to theÂ national U-15 team for camping ahead of the ICC-ACA North-West Africa Tournament,Â which holds in Nigeria next month.
General Manager of the federation, George Wiltshire, saidÂ the players were selectedÂ for a close campingÂ after four days of screening at the Tafawa Balewa SquareÂ Cricket oval, Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria.
The former Nigerian international said 24 players were invited for screening, whileÂ 16 scaled the hurdles of the exercise.
According to him, â€œ24 players were invited for the screening exercise. 10 each fromÂ Lagos and Ogun States, Anambra has 2, while Rivers and Kaduna States have one playerÂ each,â€ he said.
â€œWe had trials for them on Friday, where we screened theirÂ birth certificates andÂ international passports to ensure that no player is above the required age limitÂ approved for the competition, said Wiltshire.
â€œThese 16 players will be camped in Ibadan, but the list will later be pruned to 12Â players, who will represent the country. We expect them to resume for camping onÂ 18Â November,â€ he said.
The names of the players, according to Wiltshire, are Afeez Obisesan, TeslimÂ Owolabi, Daniel Ajekun, Mojeed Adiamo, Olumide Adeleke, Samuel Adeleke, SesanÂ Adedeji, Ayomide Adesina, Samson Emmanuel and Kunle Awosanmi.
Others are Rilwan Oyenuga, Mustapha Yusuf, Kelechi Duru, Henry Oko-jaja, ChisomÂ Adaogu and Seun Ekundayo.
Wiltshire disclosed that six North-West African countries will take part in theÂ tournament slated for 4 throughÂ 7 December.
The countries participating are Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Sierra-Leone, Cameroon, MaliÂ and Morocco.