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Arusha Gymkhana to raise funds for TLGU

TLGU are looking for about 20m/- for the team’s training camp, golf accessories and a ten-day trip to Nairobi.

AGC ladies captain Zainab Laicer told the ‘Daily News’ from Arusha that the club has organised a fund-raising golf tournament at its course on May 10, this year.

She said the 18 holes competition is open to both male and female golfers. Laicer said they have granted TLGU’s request and are happy to be among those who will contribute to the national team that has made the country proud in international tournament despite having limited resources.

“I want to thank our golf captain Mr Bob Chadha for allowing AGC to stage a competition to support the ladies team on May 10,” she said.

Laicer added that she is also happy that the event has got a main sponsor -- Arusha- based company, Spanish Tiles.

She appealed to public and private companies and other stakeholders to join Spanish Tiles, AGC and TLGU to make the tournament a success.

“The door is open to other companies, institutions and well-wishers to come forward and raise funds that will ensure smooth participation of our ladies in the continental event,” she said.

Laicer said that all the necessary arrangements are in top gear and they are eagerly waiting for the tournament to take place.

TLGU honorary secretary Anita Siwale said the four national team players to be named later this month will resume residential training in Arusha or Dar es Salaam at least two weeks before they depart to Nairobi.

The AACT tournament that will bring together more than 22 African countries will run from June 10-12 at the Windsor Golf & Country Club. It will be followed by the Kenya Ladies Open Armature Stroke Play Championship on June 14 and 15 at Muthaiga Golf Club.

The biennial continental ladies golf championship rotates amongst members from four African zones, namely Eastern, Northern, Western and South African.

In 2012, the event took place in Botswana where the national team finished fourth in a field of 22 countries as South Africa continued to dominate.

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Author: DAILY NEWS Reporter

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