24 November 2012

Zambia: Levy Mwanawasa Golf Tourney On

THE traditional Levy Mwanawasa Trophy, a preamble to the Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) annual general meeting (AGM) is on in Kabwe today with 120 golfers vying for honours.

ZGU honorary secretary, Mubiana Akakandelwa said the Levy Mwanawasa Trophy, named after the late third Republican President who died on August 19, 2008, would mark the close of the 2012 local golfing calendar.

Akakandelwa said being the last ZGU Order of Merit tournament, top players across the nation are expected to stake their claim at Kabwe Golf Club.

He declared Kabwe ready to stage the event and hoped the heavens would not open up and disrupt the championship, previously called the President's Trophy.

"We hope to have a good tournament and also hope the weather will be good for the event. Some top players of the Order of Merit are expected to participate," he said in Lusaka yesterday.

Akakandelwa said all top players on the Order of Merit were expected to play in the championship held on the eve of the ZGU council meeting.

Contenders for the event include top-rated, Timothy Sondashi, Denmark Mulambo, Aaron Simfukwe Jnr, Michael Nkhoma, Mwila Mwango Jnr, Kelly Tembo, Shiraz Mirza, Joseph Malembe, Peter Munyinya and host club's favourite, Kelly Munkombwe.

Others expected to showcase their skills include ZGU president, Charles Mwanza, members of his executive and Africa Golf Confederation (AGC) vice-president, Joe Malanji.

After the event tomorrow, the councillors will convene at the club to discuss the future of the local sport during the union's non-elective AGM.

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