Kehinde Laniyan, the district administrator of the District, told press men that the tournament would hold from April 12 to April 17 at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, while the camp/clinic would hold from April 17 to 19, 2019.

Laniyan said that the programme, which had the theme “Little League Says No to Drugs”, would include educational, health and leadership talk for participants.

Earlier, media reports had indicated that Little League International is a non-profit organisation based in the U.S, which organises local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

“We are prepared for this year tournament, coaching clinic and camp for our players; this year’s programme is fully pack with a lot of activities for the various participants.

“Coach Gerard Hall and Raymond Thomas from the U. S will be on ground as facilitators throughout the event.

“Accommodation and feeding will be free for all participants, while teams will be given awards, trophies and sets of uniforms for participating,” he said.

The administrator added that 12 teams from Lagos, Oyo, Ekiti, Kwara, Ondo, Lagos and Abuja would participate in 4 divisions of Little League Major and Senior.

He commended the United States Consulate General in Lagos for supporting and sponsoring the programme and other little league activities in Nigeria.

“We are grateful to the U. S. Consulate for their huge support toward this upcoming programme,” he said.