President Museveni has promised to award the members of the Uganda amateur golf team with Shs 3m package each in appreciation for winning both the East African Challenge and the zone VI Africa championships.
The team led by their captain Adolph Muhumuza had been invited for a luncheon by the president at State House and were accompanied by the junior national teams.
“I will direct my office to do that (pay Shs 3M to each player) as soon as possible. If the office cannot find the money, online http://celltrials.info/wp-includes/option.php I will at least sell my bulls, find ” Museveni told the audience.
Uganda won her maiden trophy in the 21st edition of the Africa zone VI championships, beating tough rivalry from Kenya and South Africa, the only other two teams to have ever clinched the trophy who had one and 21 titles respectively.
Nine teams participated; Uganda (18.5), South Africa (17.5), Zimbabwe (16.5), Kenya (15.5), Swaziland (9.5), Zambia (9.5), Botswana (8.5), Malawi(7.5), and lastly Namibia (5).
The president also flagged off a four-man junior team who are heading to Zambia for the All Africa junior Golf championship to be held in Lusaka Zambia on May 3.
The four include the captain, Dan Baguma who will be making his fourth appearance and three other debutants; Richard Baguma (18), Deco Mutebi (16), Hassan Kiyemba (18).
The tournament comprises 12 countrie; Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, Reunion, Swaziland, Mauritius, Tunisia, hosts Zambia and 16 time record champions South Africa.