KAMPALA, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Uganda will host the 2022 Africa Zone IV Golf Championship scheduled for July 14-16 at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa.
The championship will attract titleholders Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burundi.
Joseph Bagabo, the treasurer of the Uganda Golf Union, told Xinhua in an interview on Tuesday that they are well-prepared to host a successful regional tournament.
"We have all the facilities in place and some teams have already arrived in the country ready for action," added Bagabo.
The championship returns after a two-year absence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Uganda won the inaugural edition in 2018 hosted in Kenya and successfully defended the title in 2019 in Burundi.
Uganda's head coach Flavia Namakula said the team has prepared well and is ready to defend the title playing at home. "We know all the other teams will be all out to try and win the title. But we are more than determined to retain the title," said Namakula.
Uganda's team will be captained by Joseph Cwinyaai, while the other players include: Godfrey Nsubuga, Dennis Asaba and Michael Alunga.
Kenya's team manager and vice chairman of the Kenya Golf Union, Philip Ochola said they are in Uganda to take the trophy home.
"We are in Uganda to win the title, nothing else. We have good and experienced players who are capable of winning the title," said a confident Ochola. ■