Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Acting Sports Editor
ZIMBABWE Golf Association has appointed 18-year- old David Amm captain of the Zimbabwe team for the 2017 FBC All Africa Golf tournament that gets underway at the Elephant Hills Golf course on Tuesday next week.
Coached by veteran coach Roger Baylis and managed by Simon Murungweni, other members of Team Zimbabwe are Tonderai Masunga,Takunda Makunde and Rasheed Mahommed.
“It’s a great honour and privilege to be appointed as the Zimbabwean team captain. I have played for the Zimbabwe team on a quiet a few occasions but it’s going to be my first time to be captain so I feel very excited and look forward to it,” said the 2015 Zimbabwe Male Junior Golfer of the Year who was also named the Most Improved Golfer in the same year.
He said the team has been working very hard during its preparations and was eager to impress, even though they will go as underdogs to South Africa.
“As for preparations the team has been working hard and putting a lot of effort which is great to see and we are just going to go out there and do the best we can. We definitely know that we are coming in as underdogs to South Africa but like I said the team has put in a lot of hard work and I feel we are ready, we will go out there and give it our best shot,” said Amm.
According to the ZGA president Mufaro Chivonivoni, the 15 countries that have confirmed participation are expected to start arriving today ahead of the official raising of the flag on Monday.
Chivonivoni said the countries that will be at the greens are Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Reunion Island, Tunisia, Zambia, Tanzania, Mauritius, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Angola, Namibia Ghana and Zimbabwe. The All Africa Golf Team Championships is held every two years and Zimbabwe finished third behind winners South Africa and the hosts Kenya, who came second, in 2015. Countries are requested to send four of their top national amateur players along with a coach and president of their national association/Union for a contingent total of six.
The executives of the Africa Golf Confederation and representatives of the Royal and Ancient of Scotland usually grace the tournament. The tournament is used to prepare top African amateur golfers for the World Amateur Team Championships that are held every two years under the auspices of the International Golf Federation. — @skhumoyo2000