Baseball was first introduced into Nigeria between 1960 and 1966 by the American Peace Corps but died when in 1966 a Civil War broke and the Peace Corps were forced to exit Nigeria. However, a group of Nigerians came together in 1989 to introduce the sports of baseball and softball by forming a federation called the Nigerian Baseball and Softball Association, NBSA.
We are interested in setting up an amateur league in Nigeria that will grow into the professional league in the nearest future.
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Technical programs have been organized in the past, but today organizing such training programs have been hampered by the dearth of equipment for teams to support growth after training. We expect such equipment to be used by trained Coaches to strengthen their teams.
We intend to redirect the efforts of the Clubs so that in future they will be able to raise their own equipment and maintain them with little or no assistance coming from the National Federation.
Another major challenge here is the availability of knowledgeable and experienced trainers who will raise the standard of play to meet the international standard. This is very crucial to the success of our coaching program. Many Coaches have passed through our technical programs in NBSA in the last 20 years and they remain assets to the association. The sports of baseball and softball can make use of these men and women if there are retraining and upgrading of skills.
We suggest that this should be the focus of assistance that should be worked with those interested in the development of baseball in Nigeria.
We intend to redirect the efforts of the Clubs so that in future they will be able to raise their own equipment and maintain them with little or no assistance coming from the National Federation. ……