In Summary
  • Liefland said he would be more than happy to take Kenya to the level of South Africa finances permitting.

Good pairing and short game training enabled Kenya clinch the 2017 East Africa Challenge Cup golf championship at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana at the weekend.

Kenya coach John van Liefland said the three and half and four points in the foursomes and four ball better ball format was a major boost for Kenya’s victory.

Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on arrival from Dar es Salaam, Liefland expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance in the Challenge Cup as well as the Victoria Cup in Uganda last month.

“I am very happy our training programme for short game as well as pairing has started paying off. I have been trying over the past three months to make sure that the boys play as a team," said the national coach.

He said he did not believe in a permanent pair on the players.

“Every player must be able to pair with any other and I am happy the boys have been able to do it."

Liefland said he would be more than happy to take Kenya to the level of South Africa finances permitting.

“We have very good players capable of beating any team in Africa but there is need to double the training programme."

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