LUSAKA, Mar 17 - The Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) will next month send five junior golfers to participate in the All Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Zambia Junior Golf Union (ZJGU), Mathew Nkhuwa, said the five-days South African tournament starting on April 4, was a qualifier to the World Junior Golf Championship in Japan later in the year.
"The winners and the runners up of this tournament will qualify to represent Africa at the World Junior Championships to be hosted by Japan," Nkhuwa said.
He said the five boys, Mateo Nkhuwa, Kelly Tembo, Kelly Munkombwe, Vincent Kabaso and Sohil Vally were chosen during trials held in Lusaka early this year.
Nkhuwa added that the boys would leave for South Africa on April 2, two days before the tournament with assistant director of ZJGU, Percy Ngandwe as delegation leader.
Nkhuwa expressed confidence in boys' ability to qualify to the world championships sponsored by Toyota, Japan.
"The boys are playing well. I am just worried about the South African team as they normally have good players," he said.
Nkhuwa said government had assured the golfers or return air tickets to Johannesburg.
"The total expenditure of the trip was at US $10,000. But since air fares will be borne by the Government, we are happy to say that we have the balance in our account," he said.
by Wendy Nambule
Source: The Post/All Africa Global Media
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