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All-Africa Women’s Golf tourney to take place in Swakopmund

All-Africa Women’s Golf tourney to take place in Swakopmund

Namibia will host the All-Africa Women’s Golf Championship in Swakopmund from 31 March to April 4, with 50 female golfers from 17 African countries and regions having confirmed their participation, according to the Namibia Golf Federation this week.

“The All-Africa Ladies Golf challenge goes back to 1981 in Zimbabwe before it was hosted by Kenya in 1984 and in Lagos, Nigeria in 1986 and over the years the event has grown. In 1998 it was hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa. Namibia will be hosting it for the second time with the first event in Namibia having been hosted in 2004 in Swakopmund,” said the federations president, Jannerman Brand.

The President of the Namibia Ladies Golf Federation, Branda Lens, who will be on the golf course playing, said the Namibian team is ready to rub shoulders with the best golfers from Africa.

“Our aim is not to win but to be in the top 10 as we all know that there are very strong golf playing nations such as South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, We still have a big challenge amongst young girls playing golf as many girls are not keen to play golf,” she added. (Xinhua)


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