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Nigeria Off To Tunisia For All-Africa Junior Challenge

Posted: Mar 18, 2016 at 7:42 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Steve Oma-Ofozor, Lagos
Four Nigerian kids, Aminu Mohammed, Odeh Alechenu, Olakunle Olakunle Olalere and Paul Bamikole, will represent the country in the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge billed for March 21 – 27, 2016 in Tunisia.
The U-18 tournament, which will hold at the el Kantaoui Golf course, Sousse, Tunisia is part of efforts by Africa Golf Federation in conjunction with the Royal & Ancient (R&A) of St Andrews, Scotland to develop golf at the grassroots.
Confirming the quartet, Muhammed Nazifi, the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) President, said that they were some of the best junior golfers who, in his estimation, can do Nigeria proud.
“We at the NGF are glad that Nigeria will be participating at this event in Tunisia. The Team Nigeria will be represented by the best four junior boys in that age bracket. I’m very confident they will do the country proud,” the president said.
Mohammed, the captain of the Nigerian team won the 2015 NGF Awa Ibraheem Junior National Open held at Ikeja Golf Club, Lagos in October. He was recently ranked number one in his category at the December, 2015 Junior Masters held at Smokin Hill, Ilara Mokin and was part of the six- boy team to Kenya in August last year.
Nazifi lamented that Nigeria would miss the services of Godsmark Isife (Enugu Golf Club), Joel Inaelegwu (Otukpo Golf Club) and Wonderful Ilori (Rosani Golf Club,Ekiti) who are ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the senior boys due to age.
A victory in the tournament will earn Nigeria a place in the world event in September in Mexico as Taiwo Oriss, the NGF Secretary General, believes the players would not disappoint Nigeria.