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Kenya Golf Team seek to end South Africa dominance

Maara served as the Limuru captain last year before his term came to an end.

In Summary

•Coming from Limuru Golf Club, Maara will lead Nyali golfer Adel Balala, Kenya Railways' John Lejirma and Kiambu's Michael Karanga in the four-day strokeplay championships against other Africa Nations.

•He said the Kenya team is best placed to finish on the podium and ensure they dominate the game going forward. He said their aim is to end South Africa's dominance at the end of it all. 

Dennis Maara follows his shot during a recent tourney.
Dennis Maara follows his shot during a recent tourney.
Image: EMMANUEL SABUNI

Kenya team captain Dennis Maara is optimistic that they will stop the dominance of South Africa at the All Africa Golf Championships starting next week in Cairo, Egypt.

Coming from Limuru Golf Club, Maara will lead Nyali golfer Adel Balala, Kenya Railways' John Lejirma and Kiambu's Michael Karanga in the four-day strokeplay championships against other Africa Nations.

He said the Kenya team is best placed to finish on the podium and ensure they dominate the game going forward. He said their aim is to end South Africa's dominance at the end of it all. 

“We have the capacity to stop the dominance of South Africa and win the title. However, this time our main aim is to finish on the podium in the event which runs from Tuesday to Friday next week,” said Maara.

The captain added that he has faith in his troops, who will fly the Kenyan flag in various championships across Africa.

“We are in our final training sessions in Muthaiga ahead of the championships and we shall be leaving on Saturday—two days before the tournament tees off. We have the best team and we are optimistic of posting good results,” he added.

In the Strokeplay Championships, Maara said South Africa have been dominating the scene because of the facilities they have and the level of their exposure.

“The country has the best golfers and facilities as well as many tournaments but that does not mean they can't be beaten. The right time will come and Kenyans will no doubt take control of golf in the continent,” explained Maara.

Maara served as the Limuru captain last year before his term came to an end. The team reclaimed the Region VI golf title in Tanzania and retained the Victoria Cup title in Uganda. 

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