West Africa T20 Trophy 2023 Schedule, Teams, Squad and Live Streaming

The inaugural West Africa T20 Trophy is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, in Lagos, Nigeria. The exciting new T20 cricket tournament will feature 4 African national teams – Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Ghana.

The tournament opener will see hosts Nigeria take on Rwanda at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos. Later in the day, Sierra Leone and Ghana will face off in the second match.

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A total of 20 T20 matches will be played over 12 days from October 4 to October 15. The league stage will consist of a triple round-robin format, with each team playing the other three sides thrice.

The top two teams at the end of the league stage will progress to the final on October 15, while the third and fourth-placed sides will play in the third-place playoff on the same day.

As hosts, Nigeria are the pre-tournament favourites, given their higher ranking of 42 in the ICC T20I team rankings. Sierra Leone, Ghana and Rwanda are ranked 59th, 61st and 62nd respectively.

Nigeria boasts experienced T20 players like captain Ademola Onikoyi, Daniel Ajeku, Sylvester Okpe, and Vincent Adewoye. They will be looking to utilize home conditions to their advantage.

Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Ghana are expected to provide tough competition, having improved their cricket structure and talent pool in recent years.

The West Africa T20 Trophy provides much-needed exposure and opportunities for players from non-test playing African nations. Performing well could open doors to global T20 leagues and contracts.

With colourful crowds, energetic performances and high-stakes cricket, the tournament promises to grow the popularity of cricket in West Africa. It is also a chance to unearth fresh talented players from the region.

The West Africa Cricket Council has left no stone unturned in the planning and promotion of the event. Cricket fans can expect 12 days of thrilling T20 action played in the right spirit.

West Africa T20 Trophy 2023 schedule – Fixture, Date and Time

Wednesday, October 4Nigeria vs Rwanda2:30 PM
Sierra Leone vs Ghana6:45 PM
Thursday, October 5Nigeria vs Sierra Leone2:30 PM
Rwanda vs Ghana6:45 PM
Friday, October 6Nigeria vs Ghana2:30 PM
Rwanda vs Sierra Leone6:45 PM
Saturday, October 7Nigeria vs Rwanda2:30 PM
Sierra Leone vs Ghana6:45 PM
Sunday, October 8Nigeria vs Sierra Leone2:30 PM
Rwanda vs Ghana6:45 PM
Tuesday, October 10Nigeria vs Ghana2:30 PM
Rwanda vs Sierra Leone6:45 PM
Wednesday, October 11Ghana vs Nigeria2:30 PM
Sierra Leone vs Rwanda6:45 PM
Thursday, October 12Ghana vs Rwanda2:30 PM
Sierra Leone vs Nigeria6:45 PM
Saturday, October 14Rwanda vs Nigeria2:30 PM
Ghana vs Sierra Leone6:45 PM
Sunday, October 15Third-place playoff2:30 PM
West Africa T20 Trophy 2023 final6:45 PM

West Africa T20 Trophy 2023 teams and squads


Sylvester Okpe (Captain)
Joshua Asia
Miracle Akhigbe
Sesan Adedaji
Akhere Isesele
Ifeanyichukwu Uboh
Isaac Okpe
Prosper Useni
Ademola Onikoyi
Sulaimon Runsewe
Chiemelie Udekwe
Daniel Ajekun
Isaac Danladi
Peter Aho
Ridwan Abdulkareem
Taiwo Mohammed


Didier Ndikubwimana (Captain)
Eric Dusingizimana
Orchide Tuyisenge
Hamza Khan
Emmanuel Sebareme
Nadir Muhammad
Zappy Bimenyimana
Michael Iradukunda
Emile Rukiriza
Kevin Irakoze
Martin Akayezu
Eric Kubwimana
Oscar Manishimwe
Wilson Niyitanga

Sierra Leone:

Alusine Turay
Lansana Lamin
Yegbeh Jalloh
Aruna Kainnesie
George Ngegba (Captain)
Ibrahim Kamara
Raymond Coker
Samuel Conteh
John Bangura (Wk)
Abbas Gbla
Bamie Williams
Chernoh Bah
George Sesay
Miniru Kpaka


Alex Osei
James Vifah
Kelvin Awala
Michael Aboagye
Paul Ayoloyine
Rexford Bakum
Daniel Anefie
Obed Harvey
Richmond Baaleri
Samson Awiah (Captain)
Joseph Theodore (Wk)
Thomas Bakiweyem (Wk)
Aziz Sualley
Godfred Bakiweyem
Kofi Bagabena
Nurudeen Ibrahim
Syed Aqeel Israr

watch the West Africa T20 Trophy 2023 live in India

Cricket fans can catch all the live action of the West Africa T20 Trophy 2023 on digital platforms. The tournament will be live-streamed exclusively on the FanCode app and website for Indian audiences.

FanCode has bagged the digital rights for the West Africa T20 Trophy 2023. The platform promises to offer an immersive viewing experience for fans with interactive data overlays, analytics, commentary and highlights.

Unfortunately, there will be no TV telecast of the tournament available in India. The matches can only be live-streamed on the FanCode app on mobile and desktop devices.

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