200 African golfers vie for title in Arusha

SOME 200 golfers from nine African countries are pitting for the 2023 NCBA Bank Tanzania Golf Open title that commenced yesterday.

The tournament takes action at Kili Golf Course in Arusha and involves both professional and amateur golfers and it will culminate on Monday. Apart from Tanzania, the tournament includes golfers from Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Tanzania hosting the tournament, will witness their prominent golfers, including Nuru Mollel, Fadhil Nkya, Isaac Wanyeche, Abdallah Yusuf and Frank Mwinuka, taking part in the event.

Other Tanzanians include Ally Isanzu, Isiaka Daudi, George Sembi and Michael Masawe. During the opening ceremony, Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports, Damas Ndumbaro, acknowledged hosting the event impacts the economy through local businesses and the tourism sector, given that Arusha is a key tourism destination.

Minister Ndumbaro welcomed the foreign golfers and celebrated the joyous occasion.

NCBA Bank Managing Director, Claver Serumaga, expressed the bank’s commitment to supporting the government’s efforts in the sports sector.

He declared the bank’s intention to make the tournament a resounding success and a memorable addition to the golf world. Citing golf’s unique ability to capture and inspire.

Gilman Kasiga, Tanzania Golf Union Chairman, extended gratitude to NCBA Bank for their invaluable support in promoting golf in the country.

Expressing his sincere gratitude, Gilman stated: “I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to NCBA Bank for their invaluable support and partnership as the sponsoring partner of this tournament.”

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