The Nigerian Baseball and Softball Association said Sunday that the body has finalized plans to host the 2021 U-12 and U-15 National Softball Championship in April.
Robert Onwukwe, the NBSA Public Relations Officer told the Nigerian News Agency that the championship is scheduled to take place April 20-25 in Badagry, Lagos.
Onwukwe said the event, to be hosted by the Badagry Angels Little League Club, would help hone the skills of budding talents in the game.
“The next competition is an annual event, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the association from holding the competition in 2020.
“We are happy to get back to competition, which is one of our main development programs for young players to grow and advance in the sport.
“Room and board will be provided to all registered clubs and registration to participate in the event is still ongoing.
“Only players who are 12 and 15 years old in April 2021 are eligible to participate, while players of legal age will be disqualified,” he said.
He said appropriate measures would be taken to ensure that all COVID-19 guilds are strictly observed during the competition.
Onwukwe said outstanding clubs and players will be recognized, adding that they also have the opportunity to represent the country in the League World Series later this year.
The NBSA is a body recognized by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation, the African Baseball and Softball Association, Little League International, and the Nigerian Olympic Committee. (YAYA)
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