I was with them in Abuja 5 years ago where they played baseball everyday at Government Secondary School Nyanya. Most of them playing then were between ages of 9 years and 11 years. And to think that they must be big boys now makes one happy, particularly if they are still playing actively. It is my wish they still play.
The children play then under the supervision of Coaches Sani Musa, Atama Michael, Stephens Offor, Mohammed and Victor. When things were very difficult in terms of getting equipment to train, Mrs Ronke Champion-Adeyemi came to the rescue like an angel sent by God. NYANYA team in Abuja was among many teams that got sets of brand new baseball equipment from Ronke Champion and that took the children very far. She is a woman who had so much hope in what the children can do and become if supported.
Are the NYANYA boys and girls in Abuja still playing baseball and softball?
(An account written by Kehinde Laniyan, District Administrator, Little League District 01 Nigeria on June 2, 2017 on his exploits for baseball development in Abuja city. Abuja is the capital city of NIGERIA).
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