Zaria_born Nigeriaâ€™s number one golfer, Abdullahi Ali would be the cynosure of all eyes when the Cameroon International Golf Championship gets under way form May 12 to 15 in YaoundÃ©.
The ace player who has retained his number one rating on the Nigeria PGA (Professional Golfers Association) â€˜order_of_meritâ€™ has entered for the international event that holds the biggest prize purse that Cameroon has ever doled outÂ for professional golf event in recent time, 50, 000 Euro.
Ali is presently training at the IBB International GolfÂ and Country Club in Abuja along with other top athletes in the game and he believes his recent win in Gabon on April 4, 2010 is enough tonic for a good showing in Cameroon.
â€œThe Nigerian golf scene is very unpredictable. We have a couple of players you just canâ€™t boast you can beat any day, but I believe the recent win in Gabon has given me an edge sort of. I am looking forward to the Cameroon event with a lot of expectations,â€he said.
About 16 Nigerian professional players have been drawn to feature in the meet. Among them are South African based Oche Odoh who failedÂ to make cut at in Zimbabwe Open penultimate week. Christian Godfrey and Umoh Edet, who represented Nigeria in last yearâ€™s qualifiers for the World Cup ofÂ golf in Malaysia, are other top betsÂ for Nigeria.
However, before the Cameroon date the players would all be assembling at the Le Meridien Ibom Golf and Country Club in Uyo for the maiden Governors Cup to boost their profile on the ranking rung form May 4 to 7 before they jet out to YaoundÃ©