Maphosa confident of victory in Japan

Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association president, Brian Maphosa, this week said he was confident the national junior team would do the nation proud at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, slated for Nagoya, Japan later this month.

The tournament, which follows a four-players-count-three scores format, will consist of four rounds to be played on June 16-19.

“We have a capable and talented squad to fly our country’s flag high in Japan,” said Maphosa. Comprising Captain Jack Allard, Kieran Vincent, David Amm and Bekithemba Ndlovu, the Zimbabwean team booked their ticket to the global showcase for the second consecutive year, after they finished second at the All-Africa Junior Golf Championships in Zambia last month.

“I believe in the boys because they have done us proud before. With the talent, passion, determination and skill they possess, we are definitely bringing something home.”

Maphosa also called upon the nation to rally behind the team coached by Simon Murungweni.

“Our ever-green coach Murungweni is doing his best preparing the boys for victory. They are the future of this country and I believe this will also inspire amateur players to take the sport more seriously.”

Zimbabwe and neighbours South Africa will represent Africa at this year’s tournament. Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya and Morocco are the only African sides to have previously qualified for the tournament in its 23-year history.

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