The Republic of South Africa and Botswana have pledged to soon start a, international golf tournament involving Nigeria.
Disclosing this at a Special Send-forth Kitty for the outgoing South African Ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency Kingsley Mamabolo and his Botswana counterpart Clifford Maribe, the two envoys said the two countries will soon formalize the existing golf partnership between the three countries to an international fiesta.
Maribe, who was the first to speak, told Trustsports that his country hopes to build on the recent Independence Day golf fiesta, in which Nigerian golfers travelled to Botswana to participate in to a more organized golf tournament between the two countries.
"In September this year, some golfers from the IBB Golf Club visited Botswana and participated in a golf tournament organized to commemorate the Independence of Botswana, and even though we have no formal arrangement where Nigeria plays Botswana during their Independence anniversaries, we hope to build on that and improve on the partnership between the two countries", Maribe said.
For his part, Mamabolo, who is an ex-officio of the IBB Golf Club, said efforts are being made by South Africa to begin an international golf tournament between Nigeria and South Africa.
"We (South Africa) have a big effort in the direction of starting an international golf tournament for the two countries. South Africans always come to Nigeria to participate in international golf tournaments, same for Nigerians going to South Africa for events.