Lion_O_Judah wrote:Mmoasem! Them Domican and Mexican little league players are allowed to come here all the time, and they age cheat in little league worst than anybody. Fock outta here.u:twisted:
Junk journalism. Why not deny visas to the over age kids only? BTW, is this football related?maddock wrote:Where is the Ugandan to come and defend this? I though he said Ugandan's are always on the recieving end of such antics.
The Ugandan... wrote:Junk journalism. Why not deny visas to the over age kids only? BTW, is this football related?maddock wrote:Where is the Ugandan to come and defend this? I though he said Ugandan's are always on the recieving end of such antics.
In case, you missed it, Ugandan parents admitted that some of the players were older than the rules allowed. They did not have to, but did so anyway.
I've never heard of any Ghanaian or other W. African youth player's parent do such a thing. They are not that ahem naive or what's the word ..... open nah ... honest
Again mods, is this football related?
KOFORIDUA wrote:Washington (CNN) -- A Ugandan youth baseball team that would have been the first from Africa to play in the Little League World Series was denied visas over players' age discrepancies, the U.S. State Department said.
The Rev. John Foundation Little League team, based in the capital of Kampala, beat a Saudi Arabian team this month at the Middle East and Africa tournament in Poland. That win earned it a spot in the World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in August.
However, the U.S. Embassy in the east African nation denied the team's visa applications.
"Some of the applications included birth records which several parents admitted had been altered to make some players appear younger than they actually are," a State Department spokesman said in a statement Saturday.
The State Department consulted with the Little League association in the United States, which said there was a specific age limit to play in the World Series.
Players over the age limit were disqualified from playing and thus not eligible for visas, the State Department said.
"It is unfortunate, as we were very much looking forward to welcoming the first African team to the Little League Baseball World Series," said Stephen D. Keener, president of the League.
Little League officials will evaluate their options, Keener said in a statement.
The series is from August 18 to August 28. Sixteen teams from all over the world will take part in the race to decide the world champion.
It is unclear how the league will fill the spot occupied by Uganda
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