BFA News

May 5, 2019

South Africa overwhelm Uganda to reach WBSC Baseball Europe-Africa qualifying event for Tokyo 2020

The crushing victory meant the hosts had completed the tournament with five wins out of five at Boksburg City Stadium. As the only African nation included in the WBSC rankings, South Africa had been expected to dominate the competition. 

And they will now compete at the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, set to be held in Italy from September 18 to 22. 

Five teams from the 2019 European Baseball Championships, held from September 6 to 15 in Germany, will join South Africa in the qualifier. 

The top team will progress to Tokyo. 

Baseball is making its return to the Olympic Games in 2020, having made its last appearance at Beijing 2008.