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Monica Ntege starts work as AACT president

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 4th April 2016 02:41 PM

As AACT president, Monica Ntege will be performing her first assignment as president of the continental body since replacing Tessa Covell

Monica Ntege starts work as AACT president

Monica Ntege

As AACT president, Monica Ntege will be performing her first assignment as president of the continental body since replacing Tessa Covell

As the Ugandan ladies team to the All Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) in Tunisia takes to the Citrus Golf Course Hammet in Tunisia for the official practice round on Wednesday, another Uganda lady golfer will be overseeing the competition.

As AACT president, Monica Ntege will be performing her first assignment as president of the continental body since replacing Tessa Covell the last time the event was held in Nairobi in 2014.

The acting president is tasked with the responsibility of growing the competition by attracting as many countries as possible on top of looking for sponsors for the event.

"We want the competition to grow up to the Africa Cup of Nations (football) level and we are looking for more sponsors to grow the game. It is an uphill task but we have started to see results with many countries joining the competition," Ntege remarked before he left for the event on Saturday.

Uganda is represented by Eva Magala, Irene Nakalembe and Gloria Mbaguta who is making her debut on the team.

The AACT was born as a biennial event, in Harare, at Chapman Golf Club in May 1992, with 12 participating countries.

South Africa with 11 victories has dominated the event since 1992, while Norah Mbabazi is the only Ugandan that has excelled individually when Uganda hosted the event in 2000.

Although South Africa have always been victors of the team event other than Egypt in 2006, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Ivory Coast have produced individual winners over the years.

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