All Africa Golf Trophy gets massive backing

TANZANIA Ladies Golf Union (TLGU) has commended firms that poured massive sponsorship to All Africa Challenge Trophy ahead of its maiden tee off early next month at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC).

Tanzania is hosting the All Africa Challenge Trophy for the first time and this time there 24 African countries to participate in the continental level showpiece.

TLGU president Sophia Viggo hailed the firms during a press conference saying it is pleasure for the Union and Tanzania to host such a big tournament which has been consistent for the last 30 years.

“We have been participating in all the past competitions and we are delighted to host it this time.

“We sincerely thank the Ministry of Culture, Art and Sports for all the cooperation they have given us through the National Sports Council (NSC),” stressed Viggo.

The sponsors of the event, according to Viggo, are  Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL), Great Lakes, Pepsi, Oryx, Prima Afro, National Internet Data Centre (NIDC),  Garda World, Mohamed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (METL), Wadsworth, Freight & Transport, Capital Finance Ltd, Cornerstone Solutions Ltd and Savvy Fm.

“We are grateful for all sponsors, without them couldn’t manage it, but we still in need more sponsors and the door is still open for others wishing to join us,” she said.

The countries to participate in the tournament are Nigeria, Botswana, Malawi, Uganda, Togo, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Senegal.

Others are Ghana, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia, Mali, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Gabon, Egypt, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.

Participants are expected to start arriving on September 2nd  this  year and there will be practice rounds on September 4th  and 5th before the opening ceremony on September 5th this year.

“We are looking forward to defend the singles trophy that we won in the last event in Ghana in 2018.Tanzanian Madina Iddi, who is now the TLGU honourary secretary, won the singles event after defeating South African golfer,  she explained.

Iddi’s performance helped Tanzania to claim overall runner up title behind the champions South Africa who won biannual trophy.

The 2020 Challenge was supposed to take place in Namibia but did not due to the global Covid-19 threat.

 

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