Nigeria batted first scoring 101 runs all out in 39.3 overs. The nation’s top scorers in their innings were Taiwo Mohammed, 24; Sylvester Okpe, 23 and Sulaimon Runsewe, 15.
In the second inning, Botswana raced up to 103 for the loss of 9 wickets in 31.5 overs, to win the match.
Nigeria will play Ghana on Saturday and Tanzania on Sunday. It’s a round Robin league and the top two teams will qualify to Division one.
Team Nigeria had beaten Zambia to record a first victory at the second division of the 2016 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.