Team Kenya, led by the captain Dennis Maara, walloped Uganda 7-3 in the final round singles matches on 31st July 2022 to clinch the Victoria cup with a resounding 21-5 margin as the curtains came down on the annual tournament at Limuru Country Club.
It was not smooth sailing though for the hosts as Uganda put up a better performance on the final day winning three matches and narrowly losing three games on hole number 18.
The final round matches were reduced to a mere formality after team Kenya garnered the requisite 13.5 points on day two to reclaim the trophy.
I am very proud of this team. Their willpower, determination and most important the team Spirit. The players’ effort over the last two weeks has been commendable. We look to keep the momentum as we prepare for future assignments.” Said John Leifland, Team Kenya Coach.
“Being a captain to this awesome team is an honour. Come the All African Golf game championship, I lnow we will close the gap with the South African team.” Said Maara.
Speaking during the closing program, Kenya Golf Union chairman, Mr Njani Ndiritu said that he is very proud of the kind of golf the players put up during the competition.
This Competition brings the best of all of us. I thank the players for their confidence and their levelled up discipline.” Said Mr Njani.
Following the victory, Kenya has now won the trophy four times since the Victoria cup was launched in 2016. Uganda lifted the trophy in 2019.