By Kate Obodo
More than twenty-five African countries have sent in entries to participate in the All African Challenge Trophy that would be hosted at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja.
The Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria, LGAN who are the chief host of the event, headed by Chief. Mrs. V. N. Osuhor, the Overseas Representative on Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain and Island and a former captain of the IBB Golf Club lady section has promised that the gathering of African Lady golfers in Abuja, would be a memorable time.
Member of the organizing Committee of the championship, Abuja AACT 2010, Pamela Wu, said: â€œWe have a mandate to display the Nigerian hospitality to the rest of the African teams that would be represented at the event.
â€œThis is the second time that Nigeria would be hosting this event,Â and all the players have good memories of theÂ event here and as such are looking forwardÂ to a wonderful event come NovemberÂ when the eventÂ would tee-off in Abuja.â€ She added.
Over 150 players are expected to feature at the weeklong event and some of the countries that have indicated interest include South Africa, Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Gabon, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and Cote dâ€™Ivore among others.
The last edition of the event was hosted in 2008 in Cairo, Egypt and Nigeria was represented by Uloma Mbuko and Diana Okah, finishing in the sixth place. Already top Nigerian lady golfers who have been selected to fly the nationâ€™s flag have moved into camping three months ahead of the event. They include; Faith OkohÂ Baby, Farida Wada, and Diana Okah, Amina Wilfred, Racheal Danjuma.
The AACT committee comprises of seasoned players and administrators from different clubs across the country including Maureen Reece, Rita Michael-Ojo, Hetti Egbai,. Susan Cole Koatas, Pat OzoemereÂ andÂ the Lady Captain of the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja, Mrs. Ekanem.