Uganda’s national golf team has entered the Africa Golf Confederation President’s Cup slated for 29 September to 3 October at the Ndola Golf Club, in Kitwe, Zambia however the Uganda Golf Union needs sh54.5m to airlift the team for national duty.
“The national team requires about $21,000(Sh54.5m) to take part in this prestigious golf tournament,” Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the Uganda Golf Union president stated in an e-mail. “This should cater for keeping the team of nine in camp for 13 days, their allowances and upkeep, travel, allowances while out of the country, caddy fees and upkeep.”
The national team is just smarting from a victory recently in the East African Challenge, which they claimed from Kenya on the last day of action last month in Entebbe.
Uganda’s winning side was made up of Adolf Muhumuza, Ronald Rugumayo, Happy Robert, Ronald Bukenya, Ronald Otile, captain Phillip Kasozi, Peter Ssendaula, Robert Oluba and Henry Lujja.
The President’s Cup has attracted Namibia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Tunisia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and the hosts Zambia.
The AGC President’s Cup is also open to nations outside Africa.
The Uganda Golf Union will this Friday hold a fundraiser at the Uganda Golf Club as they seek funds to send the team for the tournament.