South African professionals Teboho Sefatsa, Alan Mitchell together with Zimbabwean Tongoona Charamba and Fatahi Chitengwa, have confirmed their participation in the Tusker Malt Uganda Open that tees off at the par 71 Uganda Golf Club from the 1-6 September.
Mitchell and Sefatsa, play on the Sunshine Tour and will arrive in the country on the eve of the Pro-Am and main event and will address a press conference on the day of the Pro-Am.
According to the Tusker Malt Uganda Open tournament director Herbert Rwamibazi, Mitchell has made cuts at the Investec Royal Swazi Open, Golden Pilsner Zimbabwe Open and the Zambia Sugar Open. Teboho on the other hand plays on the Sunshine tour from his home club, the Glendower Golf Course in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is a Sunshine tour winner, he is an aggressive competitor who is looking to take the money back to South Africa. Uganda Breweries under their popular brand Tusker Malt have sunk 200 million to this prestigious tournament with 100 million kitty going for the professionals.
Fatahi Chitengwa and Tongoona Charamba, who both ply their trade in the professional ranks in Zimbabwe have also confirmed their participation to this year’s edition.
Charamba, is also a Sunshine tour winner while his compatriot’s winning run back home and elsewhere have seen become one of the top professionals in his country.
Kenya’s left hander Richard Ainley has already confirmed his participation and more Kenyan professionals are expected like hard-hitting Dismas Ndiza, David Odiambo, Kopan Timbe, Nicholas Rokoine, Anil Shah, Simon Ngigi, Njoroge Njuguna just to mention. Uganda’s onslaught will be led by Deo Akope and the rest.
Also Sunshine tour technical director Gary Todd will be in the country to scout the Uganda’s growth in golf, the nature courses in Uganda, and the level of organizational arrangements put in place by the Union for this event.
The registration deadline for this tournament is 21 August.