Reports received from Little League Nigeria indicates that Seven Leagues, represented by 12 teams have so far registered for the 2019 Little League Tournament scheduled to hold at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Oke Ado Ibadan from April 12 to 17, 2019.
The breakdown shows that (4) teams will come from Ibadan, Lagos (1 team), Abuja (1 team), Ilorin (1 team), Akure (1 team) and Ado Ekiti (1 team). However, two all stars district teams, representing two formidable senior baseball divisional leagues, will also feature in the tournament.
Reports further indicates that there is so much pressure on the District from Ibadan, Ilorin, Lagos and Osogbo to enter more teams, a situation that could not be accommodated because resources are limited and may be over stretched. Consequently, the district administration is working on alternative to make more children to play and to expand participation during future edition coming up in December 2019 after the second season games.
The following are the leagues featuring in the tournament: Akure Owena, Ilorin GoldHeart, FCT Bwari, Ibadan Acumen, Ibadan Excellers, Ekiti Kete, Akure Oyemekun and Oluyole Plate Burners.
The tournament will be in 3 major divisions: Little League Baseball, Little League Softball and Senior Baseball.
The programme is a partnership between Little League Nigeria and the United States Consulate General, Lagos.