- Bag deals with Canadian Alvinston Aces Men’s Fastball
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Botswana men’s softball national team players, Pamidzani Mazulukwa and Kunyalala Samuel, will move to Canada this month where they will play under the books of Alvinston Aces Men’s Fast team, The Business Weekly Sports has established.
According to the Sports Development Officer of Botswana Softball Association (BSA), Tebogo Johannes, Alvinston Aces scouts spotted the players during various national team assignments. Mzulukwa and Samuel will be based in Canada for five months (from May to September). “This is going to be an annual thing,” Johannes said in an interview. “This is so because Canadian softball league runs during that time.”
He added that the BSA is agog about the development that it believes will benefit both the players and the national team going forward. “They are going to get much-needed international exposure which will be of benefit to our team,” he said. “They are going to play with and against the best softball players in one of the world’s most competitive softball leagues.” One of the two Canada-bound players, Mazulukwa, told The Business Weekly Sports he is elated to have an opportunity to play in Canada. “It is every player’s dream to play outside Botswana,” he said briefly in a telephone interview.
“I promise to play to my level best when I get there and ultimately convince the team to lure me on a long-term contract. Yet again, it is my hope is that I will learn different skills and techniques that will benefit our national team in upcoming international competitions.” From Ontario, a province in east-central Canada that borders the US and the Great Lakes, the Alvinston Aces Men’s Fastball team plays in the Southwest Middlesex League.