The Challenge was thrown by National Sports Council (NSC) Senior Official, Mohamed Kiganja in the city on Friday, during the national flag presentation ceremony before the team, comprising of eight golfers depart for the championship.
“As players you must value, the status of being called in the national team, and in so doing work an extra mile to win honour to the nation,” said Kiganja.
The team departing for Zone VI includes Frank Roman (captain), Nuru Mollel, Michael Makala, Abbas Adam, Elisante Lembris, Jimmy Mollel, John Saidi and John Leonce. It will be under Coach Olais Mollel, while Richard Gomes is the head of the Tanzania delegation.
The Tanzania side which finished third winner during the last year’s event, will face stiff competition from Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique and host Malawi. Speaking on behalf of the Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) Handicap Secretary, Samwel Hagu said despite the shortcoming during the preparations, they have high hopes in the team that it will perform well in the championship.
“The team has been training for the two-weeks in Arusha, despite the financial constraints, we believe that it will perform better in the championship going by its standards,” he said.