In order to ensure that Nigeria’s U-12 baseball team performs well in the forthcoming World Cup in Taipei, China, the board of Nigeria Baseball and Softball Federation has concluded plans to take the young lads to the United States of America for a training tour ahead of the championship.
Confirming this in the Rosebud College Training Camp of the national team, the secretary General of NBSF, Kehinde Olaniyan said that the choice of United States was due to the professional level of the game in the US adding that since we need the best, we have to go for the best.
He said that the US training tour which is expected to come up in early July in Washington DC will also attract other nations that are rearing to make impact in the championship proper.
He described the training tour as the second phase of the camping which will sharpen the skills of the lads from Nigeria to effectively confront any team from any part of the world. “We are sincerely doing our best here in making sure that Nigeria is well represented in the global stage and I must tell you too that these boys have impressed the technical official so much that they are now being tipped as one of the favourites of the championship”
I strongly believe that those of them that will finally make it to Taipei can boldly beat their chest and said that it’s a deserved one” he concluded.
In his reaction, the Technical Adviser of the team, Gerard Hall said that the team needs all the necessary exposure in order to confront world best like United States, Taiwan, China, Venezuela and Cuba.
He called for authorities to support the baseball players to ensure they get opportunities that baseball will give them. “I must say that am impressed on the turnout of events here. These young lads are really impressing me. I can bet you, they can go places” he assured.