AP | Uganda Little League Team Cleared for World Series

Posted July 26, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Sports ~ 3,054 views


SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – A youth baseball team from Uganda has been cleared to enter the United States and participate in the Little League World Series a year after another Ugandan team was denied visas.

Little League officials say members of the Lugazi Little League team received clearance from the Department of State to travel to next month’s tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. The Lugazi squad is the first team from the continent of Africa to reach the series.

Last year, the team from Kampala won the Middle East and Africa Region, only to be denied admission to the U.S. because of discrepancies over players’ ages and birth dates. The regional runner-up Kuwaiti team traveled to the U.S. instead. The Ugandan team will begin play Aug. 17 against Aguadulce, Panama.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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