TOP
Thursday,October 22,2020 15:02 PM

Akope Turns To Tz After Challenge Cup Flop

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th September 2002 03:00 AM

GOLF star Deo Akope leads an eight-man team to the Tanzania Open seeking to make an impact after losing the East African Challenge Cup that Uganda won last year.

GOLF star Deo Akope leads an eight-man team to the Tanzania Open seeking to make an impact after losing the East African Challenge Cup that Uganda won last year.

By William Muwonge
and Douglas Mazune

GOLF star Deo Akope leads an eight-man team to the Tanzania Open seeking to make an impact after losing the East African Challenge Cup that Uganda won last year.
The 72-hole stroke play event due in Dar es Salaam starts tomorrow after three days of Challenge Cup action in Arusha.
Akope, who will be playing his fifth event in the region after appearances in Kenya recently, will be the man to watch.
The Entebbe Club player, entered the Tanzania Open along with Stephen Kasaija, Godfrey Mande, Denis Anguyo, George Olayo, Innocent Opio, Ronald Kidega and Charles Yokwe.
They will again face Kenyan stars including David Odhiambo, Kopan Tinde, Tanzania’s Olais Mollel and Shaban Omari who have been in great form at the Challenge Cup.
The region’s greats will then turn their sights on Kampala next month for the Uganda Open.

- DEFENDING champions Uganda have lost the East African Challenge Golf Trophy, following another poor showing on the second day of the event at Gymkhana Club, Arusha Monday.
Kenya maintained its position at the top with 22 points to get on course for a third title while the hosts were in hot pursuit just four points adrift.
The champions who trailed Kenya and Tanzania on the opening day on Sunday managed only eight points on day two to bow out of contention.
Kenya won three matches in the four-ball better ball played in the morning and followed it up with more three wins in the foursomes in the afternoon to gross 22 points.
To topple Kenya, Tanzania needed to win at least four matches and hopes that Kenya also lose four in the singles match play.
Foursome results:
Sanga/Mwanyenza (Tanzania) Njuguna/ Wambugu (Kenya) 3-2; Odhiambo/ Lugano (K) v Opio/ Lago (U) 3-2. Akope/ Kasaija (Uganda) v Mohammed/ Nkya (T) 6-7; Githua/ Waweru (K) v Anguyo /Lago (U) 7-6; Dhall/ Gidoomal (K) v Omari/ Mollel (T) 3-1; Mande/ Yokwe (U) v Kadio/ Temba (T) 1-0;

Four-ball better ball results:
Aswin Gidoomal/ Nelson Lugano (K) v Stephen Kasaija/ Innocent Opio (U) 3-2; Wambugu Wahome/ Njuguna Ngugi (K) v Adam Mohammed/ F. Nkya (T) 3-2;
Godfrey Mande/ George Olayo (U) v Stanley Sanga/ Hassan Mwanyenza (T) 2-3.
Kumar Dhall/ Peter Githua (K) v Charles Yokwe/ Ronald Kidega (U) 3-2; Shaaban Omari/ Olais Mollel (T) v David Odhiambo/ Kopan Timbe (K) 2-1; Deo Akope/ Dickson Lago (U) v Beatus Temba/ Hassan Kadio (T) all-square.
Ends

Akope Turns To Tz After Challenge Cup Flop

Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author