By Douglas Mazune
TWICE humbled on home turf, Uganda’s icon Flavia Namakula, inevitably left for the Tanzania Ladies Golf Open last night with revenge on top of her mind.
Beaten by Tanzanian Angel Eaton to 2012 Uganda Open in Kampala and having suffered defeat to another Tanzanian Madina Iddi in the Entebbe Ladies Open early this year, Namakula hopes to salvage her pride in Dar es Salaam this weekend.
Tanzanian women usually show up for the Uganda Open in big numbers but only a handful shine.
That Namakula won the Kenya Open in 2010 and the Northern Regional Qualifier for the MTN World Golf Championship in Abuja, Nigeria in July is testimony that she is not one to fade on foreign turf.
The Uganda People’s Defense Forces golfer was the best individual performer in the All Africa Challenge Regional event in Zambia early this year and finished a third in the Zambia Open-ahead of all the Tanzanian competitors.
Namakula fancies her chances of return with silverware.
“I expect Kenyans to be there but the real competition will come from Tanzanian golfers,” the golfer said. The event will have 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday.