Kenya Golf Guide

EYEING REGIONAL TITLE: Limuru's Francis Kimani (middle) is congratulated by KDN Marketing Manager Vincent Wangombe (right) and former KGU Chairman Samuel Ndegwa (left) after winning a past event. He will captain the Kenyan team at this year's Tanzania Open.


Limuru’s Francis Kimani will be captaining the Kenya amateur golf national team at this year’s East Africa Challenge, which tees off on Thursday in Arusha.

The team of eight players left the country on Tuesday by road to Arusha where they held their practice sessions on Wednesday.

[sam id=”7″ codes=”true”] Last year, Kenya tied on points with eventual winners, Uganda who retained the trophy as they were the defending champions. Only an outright win by Kenya, holders of this trophy for many years will restore the country’s place in regional golf.

Tanzania however, the hosts, are the team to watch even though they did not participate in the Africa Amateur Team championships in South Africa last month. Uganda, who came second last in Johannesburg must not be discounted, as they obviously prefer matchplay to strokeplay, the format of the continental bi-annual championships.

The team which will be led by KGU’s vice chairman, Alfred Kariuki and Andrew Chelogoi, KGU North Rift Region Representative, consist of Ali Kimani as the coach while the players are Francis Kimani (Limuru) – Captain, David Opati (Golf Park), Mathew Omondi (Vet Lab), Robinson Owiti (Vet Lab), Justus Madoya (Great Valley), Frank Matilo (Muthaiga), Joseph W Karanja (Golf Park) and Abraham Abdullahi(Great Rift Valley and Junior international). Antony Omuli of Golf Park was dropped from the team for failing to appear at the team briefing. nike air max 97 nike air max 97

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