In a bid to make the game of baseball/softball popular amongst schools in Rivers State, the Rivers State Baseball/Softball Association has invited 9 local government council games masters to study the sport with the aim of teaching their wards in their various schools.
Disclosing this information to The Newswriter sports desk, the Public Relation Officer of the Association, Mrs. Vicky Sodipo, said the game of Baseball/softball is a financially rewarding game that the youths need to embrace and make a career or livelihood on it.
She also disclosed that the prospect the game offers to the youths are lucrative as scholarship opportunities too are gained in participating in the game.
According to her, it is only in Nigeria that the game is not that popular hence her association is keen on making the game a household game. Stating that for other African countries the game is fast becoming a household game as many Africa countries are embracing the game.
Disclosing further Mrs. Sodipo said, even some professional American based footballers too are making more money than football as they are staunch participants of the game. ###