THE Bulawayo Metropolitan baseball and softball association (BMBSA) has begun its search for three schools around the city that will serve as their centres of excellence.
BMBSA is running a programme that is aimed at reviving both softball and baseball in the country.
The programme sees the association and its development experts visiting schools in the city as part of their talent identification.
This past weekend the team was at Mandwandwe High School and BMBSA chairman Eldon Mudzingwa said the programme had got off to a great start.
“We are on a road to revive the two sport codes in Bulawayo. Our programme started well at the weekend we had a good number of attendees. We are also looking forward to setting up three schools as centres of excellence.
“We are targeting kids between 13-14 years in our eight-year plan that will give us results for future Olympians. We are also targeting to revive the clubs system in Byo.
We want Bulawayo to return to its former glory in sports. We should be the backbone of all our national teams.
“We also want the girl child to excel. Girls deserve the same opportunities that we are giving to boys,” said Mudzingwa.