Kenya Golf Guide

Nelson Simwa (right) will be the captain of the team.


The Kenya National Golf Team to East African Challenge 2014 arrived in Entebbe, Uganda safely last evening where they are expected to defend their Championship.

The team joined other five countries from East Africa who will be seeking to take away the coveted title from Kenya who won it on home soil last year.

The nine-man team consists of five senior players including Nelson Simwa (Vet Lab), John Karichu (Limuru), Tony Omuli (Golf Park), Alfred Nandwa (Railway) and Robinson Owiti (Vet Lab) and four juniors Agil Is Hag (Nyali), Mathew Wahome (Nyali), Tahir Mohamed (Nyali) and Kush Mediratta(Sigona).

The team was accompanied by Kenya Golf Union (KGU) chairman Peter Warui, Team Manager Andrew Chelogoi and Coach Anil Shah.

The Challenge will run to September 1 at the Entebbe Golf Club, Uganda.

Kenya has won the trophy a record 11 times since 1999 and will be seeking to retain the title.

KGU chairman, Warui exuded confidence that the team was in high spirits and expected them to perform well.

The team has been training for the last two weeks under the leadership of Muthaiga residence coach, Anil Shah and have used the Rapid Challenge Event as a build-up match which has been played between Junior Team, Professional Golfers Of Kenya.

The East Africa Golf Challenge event remains one of the most prestigious golf competitions in East Africa. It was first played in 1999 in Kenya and it involves the members of East Africa Community. Last year Ethiopia was invited to participate and they have also confirmed their participation in this year’s event.

Competing countries include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia. The format involves 4 rounds of golf with singles, foursomes, four ball better ball and final singles. Each country has eight players and a reserve. nike air max cheap wholesale nike air max cheap wholesale

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