Monday 29th August, 2016
Accra, Aug. 29, GNA – Ghana U19 Cricket team
is set to depart on Tuesday August 30 to South Africa for the International
Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup qualifier Africa division 2 scheduled for
The team, will leave the shores of Ghana nine
days to the tourney to acclimatise with the weather and use the South African’s
facilities to intensify their training ahead of the qualifiers.
Ghana will battle Botswana on September 10, take
on Sierra Leone the next day, play Zambia on September 12 before engaging
Rwanda, Tanzania and Nigeria on September 14, 15, 17 respectively in a
qualifier which sees one country picking a slot in that division.
The Operations Officer of the Ghana Cricket
Association Mr. Henry Ackom told the GNA Sports, the team has been training for
the past year and engaged four teams in a highly competitive friendly matches
which saw the U 19 team winning all games.
With this, Mr. Ackom said he is optimistic
Ghana will book a place at the expense of the six countries.
He said “I don’t see any country as a threat.
I believe in the cricketers and they are poised to raise high the flag of
He added that, he will be devastated if the
team fails to qualify despite the challenges they faced ahead of the event.
Ghana will be represented by 14 players and