120 golfers brightens Arusha’s Festac 2023  

OVER 120 golfers from around the continent light up the course in the Africa Confederation Golf Tournament taking place at the Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate course situated at the foot of Tanzania’s second highest peak, Mount Meru.

Dubbed ‘Inspire Africa Golf Open,’ for both professional and amateur players, the event is part of the ongoing Festival Of Major African Arts, Sports and Culture (FESTAC), taking place at the ‘Via-Via,’ grounds, along Boma Road in Arusha City.

It is organized through the ‘Festival of Major African Arts, Sports and Culture,’ in association with the Tanzania Golf Union.

The TGU Handicap Secretary, Engineer Enock Magile, on behalf of the union’s chairperson, said though the event is outside the annual National Golf Calendar, they have been requested by FESTAC organizers to participate in the golf tournament.

Participants are from Costa Rica, the United States of America, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.

Also included in the FESTAC’s sporting events are the ‘Inspire Soccer Camp,’ and Inspire ‘Basketball Camp.’

FESTAC events in Arusha are supported by Oryx Energies in Tanzania who specializes in the storage and distribution of fuels.

The firm’s  Marketing Manager, Peter Ndomba said they are bankrolling the events to the tune of 5,000 US dollars.

The Chairperson of FESTAC Engineer Yinka Abioye said the festival is meant to bring together Africans from all over the world to build the spirit of Pan-Africanism through Arts, Culture and Sports.

“FESTAC which was founded back in 1966, has been taking place every two years and now we want the event to be staged in the months of May which is the official African Month,” he explained.

The Festival of Major African Arts, Sports and Culture (FESTAC), is the continent’s Biggest festival and is a celebration of cultures and Heritage in the form of arts, fashion, music, story-telling, poetry, film, short stories, travel, tourism, hospitality, food, and dance.

They are all accomplished through live performances from various countries of Africa and across the world.

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