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Baseball in Ghana

Background


In the early eighties Baseball used to be played in Ghana by the children of the US Embassy staff and other US citizens. The Ghana Baseball and Softball Association was founded in 1992 and is a member of the Africa Baseball and Softball Association on the continent and the WBCS at the international level.


To the dedicated players who strive to become baseball stars in West Africa, in a small, poor country where soccer is the sport of choice, the ask is not to be paid as a player. All they want is a decent field, some proper equipment and a chance to compete.


Japan backed the construction of a new home for baseball and softball in 2014, with the intent of raising national interest in baseball and softball to activate the youth of Ghana through sport and developing competitive National Teams to aspire to participate on the world’s most important sports stage, the Olympic Games.


Ghana joins Central African country Uganda, along with the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka, as the most recent countries to introduce national baseball/softball venues in their respective countries. Both Uganda and Sri Lanka’s first-ever baseball/softball facilities were also constructed under the patronage of the Japan.


Mr. Victor Buston, head coach of Tema Youth baseball club, (TYB), has called on the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) and corporate organizations to join forces to develop the sport in the country.


About Ghana


Ghana is considered one of the friendliest countries in Africa.


The Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. By comparison, it is slightly smaller than the state of Oregon. It is bordered by Ghana is bordered by the Cote d’Ivoire in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language.

How Can You Help?

All they want is a decent field, some proper equipment and a chance to compete.


The "DONATE" button above will designate that anything you donate will be used to provide facilities and for the baseball and softball communities in Ghana.