Otuoma flags off ladies Golfers for African challenge

Otuoma flags off ladies Golfers for African challenge

Otuoma flags off ladies Golfers for African challenge

The Kenya national ladies’ golf team that will travel to Gaborone, Botswana for the All African Golf Challenge trophy from 2nd to 11th May 2012 was on Wednesday morning handed the national flag by Youths and sports minister Dr.Paul Otuoma at his office.

Speaking during the flag handing over ceremony, the minister said the ministry is proud of the relentless efforts by the ladies golfers who have done the country proud on regional tournaments and urged them to put more effort at the international arena as well.

“I know you have been involved in rigorous training in preparation for the tournament in order to put up an outstanding performance. Your efforts and final victory will reaffirm Kenyans history on the global sporting arena and bring glory to our country,” said the minister.

Kenya ladies Union chair lady Anne Chubi said the 2012 edition is expected to be bigger compared to the previous editions. Of the 35 nations expected to grace the tournament 25 nations have so far confirmed to participate in the 3 day tournament that will get the best in Africa.

“I have a strong team to take to Botswana.The team inclues youngster Naomi Wafula, the 14 year old handicap 6,Jane Njoroge who has been playing for the last 10 years handicap 6 as well as Bavis Shaha handcap 2 who is doing her training in UK,”said the chairlady.

The chairlady also added they expect to take 13 golfers from Kenya to Botswana as fans.

The minister urged Kenyans to embrace sports as a career saying sports centers all over the country have been established to identify, nurture and develop sports talents from an early age in diversified sports disciplines.

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