Uganda’s Junior Golf Team Qualifies For The World Junior Golf Championship
The junior golf team presented their awards to Dr. Farooq Wasil.
Uganda’s junior team together with UGU boss Innocent Kihika, present their awards to Dr Farooq Wasil, Global Head Affordable Schools at GEMs International School Uganda’s recent escapades at the Africa Junior Golf Championship in Botswana were they finished second and qualified for the World Junior Golf Championship will inspire several junior golfers to play for the national team.
The junior team on Tuesday presented its awards to GEMS Cambridge International School at their school in Butabika, together with Uganda Golf Union officials.
“We believe this win will inspire other junior golfers to join the national team,” Innocent Kihika, the UGU president said. “We shall start preparations right away however, some of the boys have to finish their school as they return from holidays in May we shall have a residential camp.”
GEMS Cambridge International School dressed the national team and paid for their air tickets that were worth 13.7 million shillings they travelled with the team to morale boost the team as it made history.
The team was captained by Joel Basalaine, who will be leaving the country for a golf scholarship in the United States others on the team included Dennis Asaba, Michael Alunga and Ibrahim Aliga and were coached by Stephen Kasaijja, who was winning the country it’s second major tournament having previously stirred the national team to their win at the Region 4 tournament in Kenya, last year and team manager Oscar Semawere, who is the head of junior golf development with Uganda Golf Union.
“This win will be an example to the rest of the students in this country as it sets the tone for them to start playing the game of golf,” Dr Farooq Wasil, Global Head Affordable Schools at GEMs Cambridge International School. “We would like to thank you for trusting us with this partnership.”
Uganda will be making its debut at the World Junior Golf Championships in Japan, from June 14-22 in a tournament that will attract 16 countries.
Story by Phillip Corry from Uganda Golf Times