- Besides Kenya and host Tanzania, other countries expected are Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia.
National golf team coach John van Liefland says Kenya stands a good chance of returning home with the East Africa Challenge Cup from Tanzania if the players play per the team plan.
He said Kenya’s biggest problem has been the short game and proper pairing which he said he had been taking care of that.
Speaking at the Kenya Railway Golf Club before departing for Dar es Salaam for this year’s East Africa Challenge Cup at Dar es Salaam Gymkhana from Wednesday, Liefland said the Ryder format during the Victoria Cup was an easy and good format to plan for a team.
“The East Africa Challenge is being played in a different format that I am not familiar with, but we have a plan and formula which should give us victory if we stick to it,” he said.
He said it was difficult for the team to have meaningful training during the election time, but the players have been focusing on their short game in the few days they have been training together.
“The boys are sharp and looking forward to the tournament in Tanzania where we will try and get the two juniors play with a senior player in the foursomes and four ball better ball.