Aug 6, 2008, 7:13 AM
The President of African Softball Federation, Marumo Morule, is strongly habouring plans to make sure that softball becomes one of the keenly contested sports at continental level.
Since the introduction of the game on the continent several years ago, softball is yet to attain the status of a highly developed sport in
Cognizant of this fact, Marumo Morule during the just concluded African forum held in
"We will ensure that more regional games are introduced to promote and embrace new member countries. This will help increase our membership in
Being one of the latest countries to join the movement, the
Softball was born in the
The game became an Olympic sport in 1996 but few years later it failed to appear in subsequent editions.
The Gambia National Softball Association (GNSA )which came into being barely a few months ago is taking the leading role of spearheading the campaign of promoting the development of the game and also for the game to be included in the 2016 Olympics after losing that status a few years ago.
Efforts to back Softball in the 2016 Olympics is in high gear and the International Softball Federation President Don Porter is of the believed that continuous efforts are needed by member countries to bring Softball before their Olympic committee, Sport council, IOC member and the media, to show that the softball is in fact a global sport.