LIKULI Juma and Michael Richard from Lugalo Golf Club of Dar es Salaam and Aliraza Hussei and Garv Singh from Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) of Arusha will represent country in the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge Championship. The annual junior competition is scheduled to tee off in Gaborone, Botswana from March 12 to 15 this year.
Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) has tasked a four-member squad for the mission to chase the first junior golfers’ title at the continental level competition.
TGU vice-president, David Luoga told the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam yesterday that preparation for the team’s mission to Botswana is on a top gear.
Luoga said that the team of four will be accompanied by the TGU Competition Secretary, Enock Magire.
He said that before the departure, the team will be flagged off by the Minister responsible with sports, Harrison Mwakyembe in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
“All players are in good shape, they are looking forward for the tough battle,” he said.
He said Lugalo club has worked hard to invest in youth development programmes and the two played two players among its product. Juma and Richard are making their debut at the competition, while Hussein and Singh will be appearing for the second time in the event.
They made their debuts in the finals held in Morocco last year. Expressed his confidence in the young team, Luoga said that they might not have experience in the international golf scene, but are very talented and determined players who can archive wonders.
Luoga added that national junior team has been in intensive training in Dar es Salaam and Arusha ready for the competition that draws top African youth teams.
He noted that participation in the continental level tournament is one of the long term strategies being implemented to build a future national team.
“TGU has ambition to take the game at a high level, we are happy that we have managed to prepare the team well. We gear up to invest more in the junior level programmes so as to match with other top clubs.”