EALA golf battles tee off in Kigali

KIGALI, Rwanda: AFTER last-minute changes the National Assembly of Tanzania – ‘Bunge Golf Team’ will now start their campaign at the East African Inter-Parliamentary Games 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda today.

All is well as the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and host country organised annual games that rotate among member countries which will see the Members of Parliament  from EALA members battle it out for the top golf honour in the 36 holes showdown at Kigali Golf Resort and Villas.

Tanzania will battle with MPs from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

While the first round will tee off today, the final round will be on Thursday before unveiling the winners.

Bunge team captain is Neema Mgaya and her fellow squad members are Damas Ndumbaro, the Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports, Nape Nnauye, the Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology and Grace Tendega.

Professional golfer Geofrey Leverian a team coach told the ‘Daily News’ from Kigali yesterday that the team are in high spirits despite the latest changes, looking forward to outsmarting their opponents as the battle reduced to 36 holes from an initial 72 holes.

Leverian revealed that the course is in good condition, so the team hope nothing more than a title win.

Before travelling to Kigali, Captain Mgaya who led the team to clinch the title two years ago, said the spirited team that put the country into the spotlight after they clinched the 2021 title at Kili Golf Course in Arusha is more than ready.

Mgaya said the Bunge Golf Team have the same hunger to bring back home the title that they could not defend last year.

EALA games that kicked off on Monday also include athletes, netball, volleyball, and basketball, and tug-of-war, soccer and darts.

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