Solomon Chilemayan has ben named the best batter of the tournament at the 2023 ICC men’s under-19 World Cup Africa Division 1 Qualifier in Tanzania.
Despite Nigeria’s underwhelming performance in Tanzania, Junior Yellow Greens star, Solomon Chilemayan was impressive and epitomised what coach Daniel Gim’s side could do during their 42 runs win over the hosts.
He was instrumental with an unbeaten 66 runs off 80 balls to guide Nigeria to the win against the hosts, their only victory at the event, winning the best player of the match award. He also eased the pressure on the team during the matches against Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya and Namibia.
Chilemayan’s award was something to cheer for Nigeria after the Junior Yellow Greens failed in their quest to pick the ticket for the Under-19 World Cup, which will hold in Sri Lanka next year.
Nigeria won just one match at the tournament with their only win coming against hosts Tanzania, while they lost against rivals Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya and Namibia.
Thanks to their 53 runs win over Nigeria in the last game, Namibia picked Africa’s ticket to the tournament in Sri Lanka.