The Youngest Golfers at 16th East African Challenge

The 16th East African Challenge has officially teed off Friday morning at Entebbe Golf Course with the singles event.

Kawowo Sports’ David Isabirye looks at the two youngest golfers at this year’s edition.

Burundian player, Abdul Jabar, 10 takes the gong as the youngest golfer at the Challenge while Kenyan sensation golfer, Agil Sihag, 14 is the second youngest,  Ethiopia’s Binyam Glslase, 17 follows at the tournament that brings together 6 other nations.

Abdul Jabar, 10 years old:

Jabar is the youngest member at this year’s championship. The handicap 18 player was born in 2004 to Abran Mzeei and Master Mwali in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.

“I started to play golf when I was 8 and I have never looked back”, a confident Jabar tells Kawowo Sports.

A product of the Bujumbura golf Academy, Jabar has the determination to cut his handicap further and become a professional one day.

“I know I will make it and become a Golf professional one day”, the primary 6 student adds.

His national team coach, John Kisiai,a Kenyan national sings praise of the youngster.

“He has a great future as a golfer because he is always willing to learn through intense hours of training” Kisia says of the young tennager.

Agil Sihag, 14 years old (Kenya):
The Kenyan Handicap 5 player was in Nairobi born on 7th April 2000 to Jamal Said and Sherman Sultane.

The Nyali Golf Club member is one of the Key players started playing golf at 5 years as an inspiration from his parents.

He is a student at Light Academy in the coastal town of Mombasa.

“I am here to help my country defend the trophy we won on home soil last year” Agil told Kawowo Sports.

Binyam Glslase, 17 Years Old (Ethiopia):
Born 17 years ago to Dalt Desta and Syoum Glslase in Addis Ababba, Binyam is the third youngest golfer at the 2014 East African Golf Challenge.

Binyam, handicap 3 is a member of the Addis Ababa Golf Club in Ethiopia.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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