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Lugazi Little League from Lugazi won the Middle East and Africa regional Monday, 5-2 over Kuwait City LL from Kuwait,Sun Gazate.com said

The team secured its victory from the 5-team, 4-day tournament held in Kutno, Poland.

The Uganda team is expected to arrive in the United States in the week leading up to the Series.

The Little League World Series runs Aug. 16-26 at Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums and is a modified double-elimination format with 8 teams in both the United States and International divisions.

The Ugandans’ first game would be Friday, Aug. 17 vs. Latin American champion Aguadulce Cabezera LL from Aguadulce, Panama.

Other 2012 regional champs are Kitasuna LL from Tokyo (Japan), Kuei-Shen LL from Taoyuan County, Taiwan (Asia-Pacific), and Pariba LL from Willemstad, Curacao (Caribbean).

By UP