Three Baseball Players For Three Month Trial In Japan

Three young Ghanaian baseball players have been handed a three-month trial to develop their skills in Japan as part of efforts to promote the sport in Ghana.

They are; 18-year old Michael Aklesi from the Volta region, Accra based Henry Nii Quaye - 17 and Lawrence Kyei - 16, from Kwahu in the Eastern Region.

Information gathered by the GNA Sports indicates that, the three will have the opportunity to train and play games under professional coaches whiles on the trip and the will be accompanied by coach Courage Akuaku.

According to the President of the Ghana Baseball and Softball Association (GBSA), Mr. Albert Frimpong, the players could lengthen their stay in Japan if they excel and could be handed further opportunities to become professional players in Japan.

Mr. Frimpong explained that the players were handed the opportunity after an initial selection exercise in the country by a Japanese organisation.

“This is a positive development for Ghana. It’s the first time that players from Ghana are being offered this opportunity”. Mr. Frimpong said.

He said “some of us have taken the lead in developing the sports. It is our hope that they will become professional players”.