Softball delegation impressed

SHARE   |   Monday, 21 November 2016   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) delegation that visited Botswana this week is impressed by the professionalism that has been displayed by Botswana Softball Association (BSA). The two-man delegation was in the country to assess facilities to be used in the hosting of the coming WBSC congress in October 2017. The delegation made of WBSC Executive Director, Softball division Ron Radigonda and Baseball division’s Michael Smith have been impressed by the way preparations for the congress are currently going. Smith said they are happy at the way preparations are going. “We have been impressed mainly by the very high professionalism that the Botswana Softball Association (BSA) has shown,” said Smith.

He went on to that say the congress is an opportunity for both WBSC and Botswana as a country. Smith pointed out that this is the time that Botswana showcase to the world what she has to offer. He said their confederation is working closely with local organising committee to best deliver a successful congress. In the 2017 the world will descend into Botswana for the congress and Smith said this will open business opportunities for the country. The chairman of the local organising committee Jacob Sesenyi said he is confident that they will deliver a successful congress come 2017. Sesenyi said the committee is working round the clock to prepare for the congress. “Just last week we met to map the way forward on how we will be moving forward. The preparations are going on well and I am confident that we will deliver the congress successfully,” he said.

Sesinyi added that the congress is an opportunity for BSA to leave a legacy for the coming generation. He said doing this right will put BSA and Botswana in the world map since the congress attracts delegates from the world at large. Over a 125 delegates are expected to attend the congress which will be held at GICC. Smith assured that WBSC will work closely with the local organising committee to ensure that all logistics are taken care of. “We will have to work closely together to ensure that all expectations are met especially technical ones,” he said.