UBASA has expressed fears of a lack of enough sponsors as some of the teams are likely to struggle along the way.
For what looked like a long term reverie, the National baseball League is finally here and it can only get better.
The news for the announcement of the first ever national league were accompanied by sighs of relief at least from the Baseball die-hards and facets in the country.
“It is a big milestone for the game in Uganda.I hope the league will attract a lot of sponsors and grow bigger in the long run,” said Nagatani Kazuhiro, the National Baseball coach.
For George Mukhobe, the outgoing UBASA President, the national League will level the ground for consistency and future participation of Ugandan players at the international level.
“The league will instigate some sense of professionalism in our players and of course increase on their playing time which will help them gain experience needed at the international level,” said Mukhobe.
Denis Kasozi, the new president of UBASA hailed the undying friendship with the Japanese community that has made the league to happen.
“We are grateful and forever indebted to the Japanese International Co-operative Association (JICA) for helping in making the national league a reality,”said Kasozi.
However Kasozi expressed fears of a lack of enough sponsors as some of the teams are likely to struggle along the way.