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Gambia Urged to be Softball-Model Country

Apr 20, 2009, 7:25 AM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

The need for The Gambia to be used as a model country in softball development was strongly echoed by delegates from member countries of the Africa Softball Federation during the Banjul forum which ended on Friday.

According to the delegates, the Gambia National Softball Association (GNSA) has made significant progress barely six months after its formation.

"This is a clear manifestation of the rate at which the game is growing in the country and coupled with the interest built by its members. The progress is a remarkable one and we believe The Gambia should be used as a model country on softball development," said a Kenyan delegate.

The forum also witnessed another boost for Gambian Softball as the first Gambian Softball team, Digest Softball Club, was awarded Softball equipment by the International Softball Federation.

Another milestone during the forum was the US$100,000 pledge made by the President of the International Softball Federation Don Porter, as part of the federation's commitment to the development of the game on the continent.

Softball was introduced in the country by Gambia's first IOC member, Beatrice Allen, First Vice President of the Gambia National Olympic Committee.