Kenya’s final team for this year’s East Africa Golf Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam will be announced next Wednesday.
The eight players will be picked from a squad of 12 players who have been in training under national coach John van Liefland. The eight will include the country’s two leading juniors Mutahi Kibugu of Muthaiga Golf Club and Nyali Golf and Country Club’s Agil Is- Haq.
Though the two have been attending the training, their names had already been submitted by the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) to fill in the slots usually reserved for juniors in the team.
This means the coach will now have to pick six players from the remaining squad of 10 namely John Karichu (Limuru Country Club), Edwin Mudanyi, Mike Kisia (Vet lab Sports Club), Alfred Nandwa, Samuel Njoroge (Railway Golf Club) and Joseph Gathumbi from Thika Sports Club.
Others who the coach may consider include Dennis Saikwa, Kenneth Bollo (Royal Nairobi Golf Club), Robinson Owiti(Vet lab) and Limuru’s Paul Muchangi.
This year, the East Africa Challenge Cup which brings together countries in the East African Community and Ethiopia, and which the East African Golf Confederation is planning to convert into a Region Four Championship, is set for August 23 to 26 at Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club.
It had earlier been scheduled to take place at KiliGolf Resort in Usa River, some 36km from Arusha on the Arusha/Moshi highway. It was however moved to Dar es Salaam due to flight connection problems to some of the participating countries.